Idragim Al-Dzhaafari

Idragim Al-Dzhaafari

Prime Minister of Iraq
Country: Iraq

  1. Biography of Ibrahim al-Jaafari
  2. Personal Life

Biography of Ibrahim al-Jaafari

Ibrahim al-Jaafari, born in 1947 in Kerbala, is an Iraqi politician who served as the Prime Minister of Iraq. He graduated from the medical faculty at the University of Mosul. In 1968, he joined the opposition party to Saddam Hussein, the Islamic Call Party (Ad-Dawa).

In 1980, al-Jaafari fled to Iran to escape persecution by the security forces. Later, in 1989, he moved to London. During the 1990s, he represented the Ad-Dawa party in the United Kingdom. After the overthrow of Saddam Hussein, al-Jaafari returned to Iraq and became the leader of the Ad-Dawa party.

In July 2003, he was elected as the first Chairman of the Transitional Governing Council on a rotational basis. In June 2004, he was appointed as the Vice President in the interim government of Iraq. In 2005, he became the Prime Minister of Iraq.

After the elections in December 2005, al-Jaafari was again nominated by his party as a candidate for the Prime Minister's post. He is known for his support for pro-Iranian Shiite radicals, which secured his victory by only one vote in the parliamentary vote.

Personal Life

Aside from his political career, Ibrahim al-Jaafari is also passionate about poetry. He is married and has five children. Currently, his family resides in London.