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List of Presidents of Iraq

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This is a list of Presidents of Iraq since 1958.

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Name Portrait Lifespan Elected Took office Left office Time in office Political party
  Iraqi Republic (pre–Ba'ath Party) (1958–1968) •    
1 Muhammad Najib ar-Ruba'i
محمد نجيب الربيعي
  1904–1965 14 July 1958 8 February 1963
(deposed)
4 years, 207 days Military
2 Abdul Salam Arif
عبد السلام عارف
  1921–1966 8 February 1963 13 April 1966
(died in office)
3 years, 65 days Military /
Arab Socialist Union
Abd ar-Rahman al-Bazzaz
عبد الرحمن البزاز
Acting President
  1913–1973 13 April 1966 16 April 1966 3 days Arab Socialist Union
3 Abdul Rahman Arif
عبد الرحمن عارف
  1916–2007 16 April 1966 17 July 1968
(deposed)
2 years, 92 days Military /
Arab Socialist Union
  Iraqi Republic (under Ba'ath Party) (1968–2003) •    
4 Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr
أحمد حسن البكر
  1914–1982 17 July 1968 16 July 1979 10 years, 364 days Military /
Iraqi Ba'ath
(Iraq Region)
5 Saddam Hussein
صدام حسين
  1937–2006 1995
2002
16 July 1979 9 April 2003
(deposed)
23 years, 267 days Iraqi Ba'ath
(Iraq Region)
 Iraqi Governing Council (2003–2004) •  
Coalition Provisional Authority
(Leader: Jay Garner, then later Paul Bremer)
  21 April 2003 28 June 2004 434 days
  Republic of Iraq (2004–present) •  
Ghazi Mashal Ajil al-Yawer
غازي مشعل عجيل الياور
Interim President
  1958– 28 June 2004 7 April 2005 283 days Independent
6 Jalal Talabani
جلال طالباني
  1933–2017 7 April 2005 24 July 2014 9 years, 108 days Patriotic Union of Kurdistan
7 Fuad Masum
فؤاد معصوم
  1938– 24 July 2014 2 October 2018 4 years, 68 days Patriotic Union of Kurdistan
8 Barham Salih
بەرهەم ساڵح
  1960– 2 October 2018 Incumbent 346 days Patriotic Union of Kurdistan

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Barham SalihFuad MasumJalal TalabaniSaddam HusseinAhmed Hassan al-BakrAbdul Rahman ArifAbd ar-Rahman al-BazzazAbdul Salam ArifMuhammad Najib ar-Ruba'i