Adil Abdul-Mahdi

Iraqi politician

Adil Abdul-Mahdi al-Muntafiki (Arabic: عادل عبد المهدي المنتفكي, born 1 January 1942) is an Iraqi politician and economist. He was the Prime Minister of Iraq from October 2018 to May 2020.[5]

Adil Abdul-Mahdi
عادل عبد المهدي
Adil Abdul-Mahdi portrait.jpg
Adil Abdul-Mahdi in 2008
Prime Minister of Iraq
In office
25 October 2018[1] – 7 May 2020
PresidentBarham Salih
DeputyThamir Ghadhban
Fuad Hussein
Preceded byHaider al-Abadi
Succeeded byMustafa Al-Kadhimi
Minister of Oil
In office
8 September 2014 – 19 July 2016
Prime MinisterHaider al-Abadi
Preceded byAbdul Karim Luaibi
Succeeded byJabbar Alluaibi
Vice President of Iraq
In office
7 April 2005 – 11 July 2011
Serving with Ghazi al-Yawer (until 2006) and Tariq al-Hashimi (after 2006)
PresidentJalal Talabani
Prime MinisterHaider al-Abadi
Preceded byRowsch Shaways
Succeeded byTariq al-Hashimi
Minister of Finance
In office
2 June 2004 – 6 April 2005
PresidentJalal Talabani
Prime MinisterAyad Allawi
Preceded byKamel al-Kilani
Succeeded byAli Allawi
Minister of Finance
In office
2 June 2004 – 6 April 2005
Prime MinisterAyad Allawi
Preceded byKamel al-Kilani
Succeeded byAli Allawi
Personal details
Born
Adil Abdul-Mahdi al-Muntafiki

(1942-01-01) 1 January 1942 (age 80)
Baghdad, Iraq
Political partyIndependent (since 2017)[2]
SIIC (1982–2017)[3]
Iraqi Communist (1970s)[4]
Spouse(s)Rajah
Alma materUniversity of Baghdad (BA)
University of Poitiers (MA, PhD)

Al-Muntafiki was one of the Vice Presidents of Iraq from 2005 to 2011. He was the Finance Minister in the Interim government and Oil Minister from 2014 to 2016.[6]

On 29 November, after weeks of violent protests, Mahdi announced that he would resign his post.[7][8] The Iraqi parliament approved his resignation on 1 December 2019. He was replaced by Mustafa Al-Kadhimi in May 2020.[9][10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "H.E. Prime Minister Adil Abd Al-Mahdi receives a call from U.S secretary of Defense Mark Esper". www.pmo.iq.
  2. Salaheddin, Sinah (3 October 2018). "Iraq tasks Shiite independent with forming new government". Associated Press. Archived from the original on 4 October 2018. Retrieved 16 October 2018.
  3. "عادل عبد المهدي". Al Jazeera.
  4. Doug Struck (14 February 2015). "Prospective Iraqi Premier a Man of Many Labels". Washington Post. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
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  6. "Iraqi prime minister accepts another minister's resignation". Press TV. Archived from the original on 2018-12-25. Retrieved 2019-11-17.
  7. Iraqi PM says he will resign after weeks of violent protests - Guardian(11/29/2019)
  8. Iraq unrest: PM Abdul Mahdi to resign after bloodiest day in protests - BBC(12/29/2019)
  9. Ibrahim, Arwa (1 December 2019). "Uncertainty remains as Iraq parliament accepts PM's resignation". Al Jazeera. Retrieved 1 December 2019.
  10. Gathright, Jenny (1 December 2019). "Iraqi Parliament Accepts PM Adel Abdul-Mahdi Resignation, But Protesters Demand More". NPR.