Vice President of Iraq

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Vice President of Republic of Iraq
Coat of arms of Iraq (2008–present).svg
Incumbent
Vacant

since 2 October 2018
StyleHis Excellency
AppointerParliamentary vote on the names submitted by the President[1]
Term lengthFour years
Formation14 July 1958
10 October 2016 (restored)
Salary122,400 USD annually[2]

Iraq has had three vice presidents or deputy presidents serving concurrently.

List[change | change source]

Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Political party President Notes
Took office Left office Time in office
Ahmad Hassan el Bakr.jpg Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr
أحمد حسن البكر
(1914–1982)
November 1963 January 1964 61 days Iraqi Ba'ath Party
(Iraq Region)
Abdul Salam Arif
Saddam Hussein in 1998.png Saddam Hussein
صدام حسين
(1937–2006)
July 1968 July 1979 11 years Iraqi Ba'ath Party
(Iraq Region)
Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr
Hardan al-Tikriti.jpg Hardan al-Tikriti
حردان عبدالغفار التكريتي
(1925–1971)
April 1970 October 1970 183 days Iraqi Ba'ath Party
(Iraq Region)
[3]
Coat of arms of Iraq (1965-1991).svg Salih Mahdi Ammash
صالح مهدي عماش
(1924–1985)
April 1970 December 1971 1 year, 244 days Iraqi Ba'ath Party
(Iraq Region)
[3]
Coat of arms of Iraq (1991–2004).svg Taha Muhie-eldin Marouf
طه محيي الدين معروف
(1929–2009)
April 1974 April 2003 29 years Iraqi Ba'ath Party
(Iraq Region)
Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr
Saddam Hussein
[4][5][6]
Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri portrait.png Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri
عزة إبراهيم الدوري
(1942–2020)
July 1979 April 2003 23 years, 274 days Iraqi Ba'ath Party
(Iraq Region)
Saddam Hussein
Taha Yassin Ramadan in 1998.png Taha Yassin Ramadan
طه ياسين رمضان الجزراوي‎
(1938–2007)
March 1991 April 2003 12 years, 31 days Iraqi Ba'ath Party
(Iraq Region)
[6]

Republic of Iraq since 2004[change | change source]

Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Political party President Notes
Took office Left office Time in office
Ibrahim al-Jaafari 2014.jpg Ibrahim al-Jaafari
إبراهيم الجعفري
(born 1947)
1 June 2004 7 April 2005 310 days Islamic Dawa Party Ghazi Mashal Ajil al-Yawer [7]
Coat of arms of Iraq (2008–present).svg Rowsch Shaways
روز نورى شاويس
(born 1947)
1 June 2004 7 April 2005 310 days Kurdistan Democratic Party [7]
ADIL ABD AL-MAHDI iq.jpg Adil Abdul-Mahdi
عادل عبد المهدي
(born 1942)
7 April 2005 11 July 2011 6 years, 95 days Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq Jalal Talabani [8][9]
Ghazi al Jawar.jpg Ghazi Mashal Ajil al-Yawer
غازي مشعل عجيل الياور
(born 1958)
7 April 2005 22 April 2006 1 year, 15 days The Iraqis
Tariq Al-Hashimi.jpg Tariq al-Hashimi
طارق الهاشمي
(born 1942)
22 April 2006 10 September 2012 6 years, 141 days Iraqi Islamic Party [8]
Coat of arms of Iraq (2008–present).svg Khodair al-Khozaei
خضير الخزاعي
(born 1947)
13 May 2011 9 September 2014 3 years, 119 days Islamic Dawa Party – Iraq Organisation Jalal Talabani
Fuad Masum
[8]
Nouri al-Maliki with Bush, June 2006, cropped.jpg Nouri al-Maliki
نوري المالكي
(born 1950)
9 September 2014 11 August 2015 336 days Islamic Dawa Party Fuad Masum [10]
Osama al nujaifi.jpg Osama al-Nujaifi
أسامة النجيفي
(born 1956)
9 September 2014 11 August 2015 336 days Muttahidoon [10]
Allawi1.jpg Ayad Allawi
أياد علاوي
(born 1944)
9 September 2014 11 August 2015 336 days Iraqi National Accord [10]
Post abolished (11 August 201510 October 2016)
Post restored (10 October 2016–present)
Nouri al-Maliki with Bush, June 2006, cropped.jpg Nouri al-Maliki
نوري المالكي
(born 1950)
10 October 2016 2 October 2018 1 year, 357 days Islamic Dawa Party Fuad Masum [11][12]
Osama al nujaifi.jpg Osama al-Nujaifi
أسامة النجيفي
(born 1956)
10 October 2016 2 October 2018 1 year, 357 days Muttahidoon [13][14]
Allawi1.jpg Ayad Allawi
أياد علاوي
(born 1944)
10 October 2016 2 October 2018 1 year, 357 days Iraqi National Accord [15][16]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Salih intends to appoint Abadi as vice president: source - Iraq News - Local News - Baghdadpost". www.thebaghdadpost.com. December 2, 2018.
  2. "Iraqi Deputies Question Need For Three Vice Presidents". RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Chiefs of State and Cabinet members of foreign governments / National Foreign Assessment Center. 1970Jan-Apr". hdl:2027/osu.32435024020109. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  4. "Chiefs of State and Cabinet members of foreign governments / National Foreign Assessment Center. 1974Jan-June". hdl:2027/osu.32435024020042. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  5. "Chiefs of State and Cabinet members of foreign governments / National Foreign Assessment Center. 1988Jan-June". hdl:2027/osu.32435024019796. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Chiefs of State and Cabinet members of foreign governments / National Foreign Assessment Center. 1991July-Dec". hdl:2027/osu.32435083449116. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  7. 7.0 7.1 http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/27559/pg27559.html
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 "Iraqi parliament approves three vice presidents - People's Daily Online". en.people.cn.
  9. "One of Iraq's vice presidents resigns". USATODAY.COM.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 "URGENT: al-Maliki, Allawi, Najafi to be new Vice-Presidents of Iraq - Iraqi News".
  11. "'I will declare independent Kurdistan if Al-Maliki returns to power,' warns Barzani". Middle East Monitor. 23 January 2017.
  12. "Barzani says to declare Kurdistan's independence if Maliki returns as Iraq PM". Iraqi News. 23 January 2017.
  13. "Will Mosul witness a political battle post-IS?". Al-Monitor. 18 February 2017.
  14. "Iraq cuts off support for PKK, vice president says". TRT World. 13 February 2017.
  15. "Iraq VP accuses Iran of violating Iraqi sovereignty in the Arabian Gulf". Middle East Monitor. 16 February 2017.
  16. "ISHM: February 3 - 9, 2017". Reliefweb.int. 9 February 2017.