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Prime Ministers Of Yemen Since Unification In 1990

Yemen's Prime Minister is selected by the President with the legislature's approval to act as the head of government

Yemen, officially known as the Republic of Yemen, is the second-largest country in the Arabian Peninsula with an area coverage of 203,850 square miles and a population of approximately 25.4 million. It is bordered by Saudi Arabia, the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Arabian Sea, and Oman. Its capital and largest city are Sana’a, but due to the ongoing civil war in the country, the capital city has temporarily been moved to the port city of Aden.

Prime Ministers Of Yemen Since Unification In 1990

Haidar Abu Bakr al-Attas

Haidar Abu Bakr al-Attas, born on April 5, 1939, and was the first prime minister of the Republic of Yemen. After the British withdrawal from South Arabia in 1967, the country was declared the Republic of South Yemen and Haidar was its fifth prime minister in 1985. He was in office until the demolition of the office in 1986. He was then appointed as the chairman of the presidium of supreme people’s council in South Yemen from January 14, 1986 to May 22, 1990. In 1990, the People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen and the Yemen Arab Republic united and on May 20, 1990, the then-president Ali Abdullah Saleh appointed Haidar as the first prime minister of Yemen. He was in office until May 9,1994.

Abdul Qadir Bajamal

Abdul Qadir Bajamal was born on February 18, 1946 in Sana’a, Yemen. He was appointed the country’s foreign affairs minister in 1998 and was in office until 2001. He was a member of the General People’s Congress party and was appointed on March 31, 2001 as the fifth prime minister of Yemen.

Khaled Bahah

Khaled Bahah was born in January 1965 in Hadhramaut Governorate, South Yemen. He studied at the Pune University, India where he received both his master’s and bachelor’s degree both in commerce. He served as Yemen’s ambassador to Canada, and in March 2011 he supported the revolution in the country demanding the resignation of President Saleh from power. On October 13, 2014, he was named the prime minister. He resigned on January 22, 2015.

Ahmed Obeid bin Daghr

Ahmed Obeid bin Daghr, born in 1952, is a politician of the General People’s Congress. He was appointed the deputy prime minister in August 2015 and served until being appointed prime minister on April 4, 2016.

Roles of the Prime Minister of Yemen

The prime minister is appointed by the president and is the head of government in Yemen.

Prime Ministers Of Yemen Since Unification In 1990

Prime Ministers of Yemen Since the 1990 UnificationTerm in Office
Haidar Abu Bakr al-Attas
1990-1994
Abdul Aziz Abdul Ghani
1994-1997
Faraj Said Bin Ghanem
1997-1998
Abd Al-Karim Al-Iryani
1998-2001
Abdul Qadir Bajamal
2001-2007
Ali Muhammad Mujawar
2007-2011
Mohammed Basindawa
2011-2014
Khaled Bahah
2014-2016
Ahmed Obeid bin Daghr (Incumbent)2016-Present

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