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Fuad Masum

seventh and current President of Iraq

Muhammad Fuad Masum (Arabic: محمد فؤاد معصومMuḥammad Fūād Ma‘ṣūm; Kurdish: محەممەد فوئاد مەعسووم, born 1 January 1938)[1] is the seventh and current President of Iraq, in office since 24 July 2014.

Fuad Masum
Fuad Masum 2014.jpg
7th President of Iraq
Assumed office
24 July 2014
Prime MinisterNouri al-Maliki
Haider al-Abadi
Vice PresidentKhodair al-Khozaei
Nouri al-Maliki
Osama al-Nujaifi
Ayad Alawi
Preceded byJalal Talabani
Speaker of the Council of Representatives
Acting
In office
14 June 2010 – 11 November 2010
PresidentJalal Talabani
Preceded byAyad al-Samarrai
Succeeded byOsama al-Nujaifi
1st Prime Minister of Kurdistan (PUK)
In office
4 July 1992 – 26 April 1993
PresidentJalal Talabani
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byKosrat Rasul Ali
Personal details
BornMuhammad Fuad Masum
محمد فؤاد معصوم

(1938-01-01) January 1, 1938 (age 80)
Koya, Iraq
Political partyKurdistan Patriotic (1975–present)
Other political
affiliations
Iraqi Communist (1962–1964)
Kurdistan Democratic (1964–1975)
Spouse(s)Rounak Abdulwahid Mustafa (1968–present)
ChildrenShereen
Juwan
Showan
Zozan
Shilan
Veian
Alma materUniversity of Baghdad
Al-Azhar University
ReligionSunni Islam

Masum is a veteran Iraqi Kurdish politician[2][3] and was elected as President following the 2014 parliamentary election.[4]

Masum is the second non-Arab president of Iraq, replacing Jalal Talabani, also Kurdish, and is a friend of Talabani.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Iraq President's biography
  2. Michael M. Gunter (4 November 2010). Historical Dictionary of the Kurds. Scarecrow Press. pp. 208–. ISBN 978-0-8108-7507-4.
  3. "PressTV – Iraq Kurds nominate Masum as next president". Press TV. Retrieved 24 July 2014.
  4. "Moderate Kurd leader elected as Iraq president". Iraq Sun. Retrieved 25 July 2014.