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List of famous politicians from Iraq, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of popular Iraqi politicians includes members of the government who are either active or inactive, some of who might even now be dead. These are some of the most well-known Iraqi politicians of all time, so if you're a native of Iraq and want to work for your country then these are the people you should look up to. If you're searching for a particular politician from Iraq, then use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

List ranges from Dana Ahmed Majid to Masrour Barzani and more.

You can click on the names of these renowned politicians of Iraq in order to get more information about each one.

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Abd al-Karim Qasim is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Politicians from Iraq
Abd al-Karim Qasim Died at 49 (1914-1963) Abd al-Karim Qasim, was a nationalist Iraqi Army brigadier who seized power in a 1958 coup d'état, wherein the Iraqi monarchy was eliminated. He ruled the country as Prime Minister until ...more

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Abdul-Wahab Mirjan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Politicians from Iraq
Abdul-Wahab Mirjan Died at 55 (1909-1964) Abdul-Wahab Mirjan served as prime minister of Iraq at the time of that country's short-lived union with Jordan, which was formalized on February 14, 1958. A relative newcomer to the Iraqi ...more

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Adnan Khairallah is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Politicians from Iraq
Adnan Khairallah Died at 40 (1949-1989) General Adnan Khairallah, was Saddam Hussein's brother-in-law and cousin. He held several titles and was a member of the Iraqi Revolutionary Command Council. He also served as the Defence ...more

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Adnan Pachachi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Politicians from Iraq
Adnan Pachachi age 95 Adnan al-Pachachi or Adnan Muzahim Ameen al-Pachachi is a veteran Iraqi politician and diplomat. Pachachi was Iraq's Permanent Representative to the United Nations from 1959 to 1965 and Foreign ...more

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Ahmed Chalabi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Politicians from Iraq
Ahmed Chalabi age 74 Ahmed Abdel Hadi Chalabi is an Iraqi politician. He was interim oil minister in Iraq in April–May 2005 and December–January 2006 and deputy prime minister from May 2005 until May 2006. Chalabi ...more

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Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Politicians from Iraq
Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr Died at 68 (1914-1982) Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr was the fourth President of Iraq, serving in this capacity from 17 July 1968 until 16 July 1979. A leading member of the revolutionary Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party, and ...more

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Ahmed Radhi is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Politicians from Iraq
Ahmed Radhi age 54 Ahmed Radhi Hmaiesh Al-Salehi is a former Iraqi football player and a current politician. Widely regarded as Iraq's best player of all-time, Radhi scored the only Iraqi goal in the 1986 FIFA ...more

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Alaa Hussein Ali is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Politicians from Iraq
Alaa Hussein Ali age 70 Ala'a Hussein Ali Al-Khafaji Al-Jaber served as the head of a brief puppet government in Kuwait during the initial stages of the Gulf War. Ali held dual nationalities as an Iraqi and Kuwaiti, ...more

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Ali Hassan al-Majid is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Politicians from Iraq
Ali Hassan al-Majid Died at 69 (1941-2010) Ali Hassan Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti was a Ba'athist Iraqi Defense Minister, Interior Minister, military commander and chief of the Iraqi Intelligence Service. He was also the governor of Kuwait ...more

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Aqila al-Hashimi is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Politicians from Iraq
Aqila al-Hashimi Died at 50 (1953-2003) Aqila al-Hashimi was an Iraqi politician who served on the Iraqi Governing Council. Aqila al-Hashimi was born in 1953 into a prominent Shi'ite religious family in Najaf. She gained a degree in ...more

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Dana Ahmed Majid is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Politicians from Iraq
Dana Ahmed Majid age 61 Dana Ahmed Majid is an Iraqi Kurdish politician, A former high-ranking member of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan and now a leading member of the Gorran Movement, he was the Governor of ...more

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Ghanim Al-Jumaily is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Politicians from Iraq
Ghanim Al-Jumaily age 68 Ghanim Alwan Al-Jumaily is the ambassador of Iraq to Saudi Arabia, appointed by the interim government of Iraq in 2008. He first served as Iraq's ambassador to Japan in 2004. He has four ...more

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Gurgis Shlaymun is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Politicians from Iraq
Gurgis Shlaymun Gurgis Shlaymun is the current Deputy Governor of Iraq's Dahuk province in Iraqi Kurdistan. Deputy Governor Shlaymun is a chain pipe smoker. According to a news report in August 2006, Dahuk ...more

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Hajim al-Hassani is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Politicians from Iraq
Hajim al-Hassani age 64 Hajim Mahdi Saleh al-Hassani, to a prominent family is an Iraqi politician and was the speaker of the Iraqi National Assembly under the Iraqi Transitional Government. A moderate Sunni Arab and ...more

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Hikmat Sulayman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Politicians from Iraq
Hikmat Sulayman Died at 75 (1889-1964) Hikmat Sulayman was prime minister of Iraq from October 30, 1936 to August 12, 1937 at the head of a Party of National Brotherhood government. Sulayman, of Turkish origin, or possibe Iraqi Arab ...more

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Hoshyar Zebari is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Politicians from Iraq
Hoshyar Zebari age 65 Hoshyar Zebari is the Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister of Iraq. He was Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2003 until 2014. A Kurd originally from Aqrah, a city in Iraqi Kurdistan, Zebari ...more

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Ibrahim Ahmad is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Politicians from Iraq
Ibrahim Ahmad Died at 86 (1914-2000) Ibrahim Ahmad, was a Kurdish writer, novelist and translator.

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Imad Ahmad Sayfour is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Politicians from Iraq
Imad Ahmad Sayfour age 63 Imad Ahmad Sayfour is a Kurdish, Iraqi politician. He was born in Khanaqin in 1955 and graduated from Baghdad Technical Institute in 1980. He is a senior member of Iraqi President Jalal ...more

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Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Politicians from Iraq
Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri age 76 Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri is a former Iraqi general and a commander of the Army of the Men of the Naqshbandi Order. He was an Iraqi military commander and was Vice Chairman of the Iraqi ...more

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Jalal Talabani is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Politicians from Iraq
Jalal Talabani age 85 Jalal Talabani is a leading Kurdish politician who served as the sixth President of Iraq from 2005 to 2014. He was the first non-Arab president of Iraq, although Abdul Karim Qasim was of partial ...more

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Jawad al-Bulani is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Politicians from Iraq
Jawad al-Bulani age 58 Jawad al-Bulani served as the Interior Minister of Iraq within the Council of Ministers under Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki from 8 June 2006 to 21 December 2010. Bulani is a Shi'a ...more

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Maamoon Sami Rasheed al-Alwani is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Politicians from Iraq
Maamoon Sami Rasheed al-Alwani age 61 Maamoon Sami Rasheed al-Alwani was appointed governor of Iraq's Al Anbar province by the Anbar Provincial Council in May 2005, following the murder of the previous Governor, Raja Nawaf Farhan ...more

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Mahmoud Othman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Politicians from Iraq
Mahmoud Othman age 80 Mahmoud Ali Othman was a member of the Interim Iraq Governing Council created following the United States's 2003 invasion of Iraq. A Kurd and Sunni Muslim, Othman was a member of the Political ...more

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Masrour Barzani is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Politicians from Iraq
Masrour Barzani age 49 Masrour Barzani is a member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party leadership, son of the current Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani, and is the Chancellor of the Kurdistan Region Security ...more

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Mohammad Bahr al-Ulloum is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Politicians from Iraq
Mohammad Bahr al-Ulloum age 91 Ayatollah Mohammad Bahr al-Ulloum was a Twelver Shi'a Islamic leader and politician in Iraq. He died of natural causes in 2015. Al-Ulloum was a longtime opponent of the rule of Saddam Hussein. ...more

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Mohammad Mohammad Sadeq al-Sad... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Politicians from Iraq
Mohammad Mohammad Sadeq al-Sadr Died at 58 (1941-1999) Grand Ayatollah Mohammad Mohammad Sadeq al-Sadr, often referred to as Muhammad Sadiq as-Sadr which is his father's name, was a prominent Iraqi Twelver Shi'a cleric of the rank of Grand ...more

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Muhammad Najib ar-Ruba'i is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Politicians from Iraq
Muhammad Najib ar-Ruba'i Died at 61 (1904-1965) Muhammad Najib Ar-Ruba'i was the first President of Iraq from July 14, 1958 to February 8, 1963. Together with Abdul Karim Qassim, he was one of the leaders of the coup that toppled King Faisal ...more

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Muhammad Saeed al-Sahhaf is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Politicians from Iraq
Muhammad Saeed al-Sahhaf age 78 Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf is a former Iraqi diplomat and politician. He came to wide prominence around the world during the 2003 invasion of Iraq, during which he was the Iraqi Information ...more

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Nechervan Idris Barzani is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Politicians from Iraq
Nechervan Idris Barzani age 52 Nechirvan Idris Barzani, or Kurdish: Nêçîrvan Îdrîs Barzanî is a Kurdish politician who has been Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraqi ...more

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Nouri al-Maliki is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Politicians from Iraq
Nouri al-Maliki age 68 Nouri Kamil Mohammed Hasan al-Maliki, also known as Jawad al-Maliki or Abu Esraa, is an Iraqi politician who was Prime Minister of Iraq from 2006 to 2014. He is secretary-general of the Islamic ...more

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Rafi' Daham Al-Tikriti is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Politicians from Iraq
Rafi' Daham Al-Tikriti Died at 62 (1937-1999) Rafi' Dahham Mejwel Al-Tikriti Saddam Hussein's second cousin, Member of the Iraqi Revolutionary Command Council, Director of the Iraqi Intelligence Service, the former Iraqi Ambassador to ...more

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Sabawi Ibrahim al-Tikriti is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Politicians from Iraq
Sabawi Ibrahim al-Tikriti Died at 66 (1947-2013) Sabawi Ibrahim al-Tikriti, half brother of Saddam Hussein, was the leader of the Iraqi secret service, the Mukhabarat, at the time of the 1991 Gulf War. He was the head of the Directorate of ...more

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Saddam Hussein is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Politicians from Iraq
Saddam Hussein Died at 69 (1937-2006) Saddam Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti was the fifth President of Iraq, serving in this capacity from 16 July 1979 until 9 April 2003. A leading member of the revolutionary Arab Socialist Ba'ath ...more

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Sadettin Ergeç is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Politicians from Iraq
Sadettin Ergeç age 70 Sadettin Ergeç is an Iraqi Turkmen politician and the leader of the Iraqi Turkmen Front political party. In December 2005, he was elected as the sole member of the Iraqi Council of ...more

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Tariq Aziz is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Politicians from Iraq
Tariq Aziz age 82 Tariq Aziz is a former Foreign Minister (1983 – 1991) and Deputy Prime Minister (1979 – 2003) of Iraq and was a close advisor of President Saddam Hussein. Their association began in the 1950s ...more