The Kingdom of Jordan or Jordan is a country in the Middle East bordering Saudi Arabia, Syria, Palestine, Iraq, Israel, the Dead Sea, and the Red Sea. It is also strategically located between Africa, Europe, and Asia. Jordan has a population of 9.5 million and Amman is the largest and capital city. The head of state of Jordan is the King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan while the head of government is the Prime Minister. Jordan became a constitutional monarchy on January 8th, 1952.
Jordan's Prime Ministers Since Independence From Great Britain
Duties of the Prime Minister of Jordan
The prime minister of Jordan is appointed by the king and has the freedom to form his cabinet. The prime minister is the head of government and President of the Cabinet. Since 1921, these have been the Heads of Government in the Hashemite Family-controlled Kingdom of Jordan.
Rashid Tali'a was born in 1877 in Lebanon, and he was a Jordanian politician of Lebanese descent. Tali'a was the first Prime Minister of Transjordan. Tali'a served as Prime Minister of Jordan from Monday, April 11th, 1921 to Friday, August 5th, 1921.
Ibrahim Hashem was born in 1888 in Nablus, Palestine and was a Jordanian politician and lawyer of Palestinian descent. Hashem served in several offices including Hussein of Jordan, Faisal I of Iraq, and Abdullah I of Jordan. Hashem studied in Istanbul before joining the army and the Arabian government in Damascus. Hashem taught law at the University of Damascus and was appointed to the Court of Appeal before moving to Jordan in 1920. Hashem served as Prime Minister of the Emirate of Transjordan three times from Wednesday October 18th, 1933 to Wednesday September 28th, 1938, Saturday May 19th, 1945 to Saturday May 25th, 1946, and Saturday May 25th, 1946 to Tuesday February 4th, 1947. He also served as Prime Minister of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan three times from Wednesday December 21st, 1955 to Sunday January 8th, 1956, Sunday July 1st, 1956 to Monday October 29th, 1956, and Wednesday April 24th, 1957 to Sunday May 18th, 1958.
Mudar Badran was born in 1934 in Jerash and is a former politician and government minister, and he is also a Jordan industrialist mainly manufacturing steel. Badran got his degree in law at the Damascus University before starting his career as a young officer in the army of Jordan. He served as secret service director in the 1970's and also served as Jordan's Minister of Education, Foreign Minister and Defence Minister. Badran served as Jordan's Prime Minister for eight years making him the second longest-serving Prime Minister. He served as Prime Minister three times from Tuesday July 13th, 1976 to Wednesday December 19th, 1979, Thursday August 28th, 1980 to Tuesday January 10th, 1984, and Monday December 4th, 1989 to Wednesday June 19th, 1991. Badran was appointed to the Jordanian senate in 1993 and was given an honorary Ph.D. in economics from the University of Hashemite.
Hani Al-Mulki was born on October 15th, 1951 in Amman, Jordan and is the incumbent Prime Minister of Jordan having assumed office on June 1st, 2016. In 1974 Al-Mulki graduated with a bachelor's degree in production engineering in Egypt and went to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to pursue his master’s and doctoral degrees. Before being Prime Minister. Al-Mulki held some ministerial and diplomatic offices.
Other Prime Ministers of Jordan
The term of service for the Prime Minister of Jordan has no constitutional limits especially since the King is the one responsible for appointing, dismissing, and accepting the resignation of the Prime Minister. The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan has had numerous Prime Ministers with some assuming office for multiple non-consecutive terms. Most of Jordan's Prime Ministers have served for two years and less with a few serving for four or five years or non-consecutive terms cumulatively.