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The Council of Ministers of Iraq is the executive branch of the government of Iraq.

The National Assembly of Iraq elects a President of State who along with two deputies form the Presidency Council. The Presidency Council appoints the Prime Minister who appoints the Council of Ministers, all of whom must be approved by the Assembly. At least one former government ministry, the Information Ministry, no longer exists.

Current Council of Ministers

The current cabinet was approved by the Assembly on 20 May 2006, but the key Interior and Defence posts were temporarily filled until 8 June 2006. The Sadrist Movement wihdrew from the government in April 2007, followed by the Iraqi Accord Front in August.

Organization of the Iraqi cabinet as of September 2009
Portfolio Minister Coalition Party Dates
Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki United Iraqi Alliance Islamic Dawa Party 2006-05-20 -
Deputy Prime Minister Barham Salih Kurdistani Alliance Patriotic Union of Kurdistan 2006-05-20 -
Deputy Prime Minister Salam al-Zobaie Iraqi Accord Front Iraqi People's Conference 2006-05-20 - 2007-08-01
Raffie al-Issawi [1] Iraqi Accord Front Iraqi Islamic Party 2008-07-19 -
Interior Minister Nouri al-Maliki (acting) United Iraqi Alliance Islamic Dawa Party 2006-05-20 - 2006-06-08
Jawad Bulani United Iraqi Alliance Independent 2006-06-08 -
Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari Kurdistani Alliance Kurdistan Democratic Party 2006-05-20 -
Defence Minister Salam al-Zaubai (acting) Iraqi Accord Front Iraqi People's Conference 2006-05-20 - 2006-06-08
Qadir Obeidi Iraqi Accord Front Independent 2006-06-08 -
Oil Minister Hussain al-Shahristani United Iraqi Alliance Independent 2006-05-20 -
Electricity Minister Karim Waheed United Iraqi Alliance Independent 2006-05-20 -
Minister of Planning Ali Baban Iraqi Accord Front (expelled 2007) [2] Iraqi Islamic Party (expelled 2007) 2006-05-20 -
Higher Education Minister Abd Dhiyab al-Ajili Iraqi Accord Front Iraqi Islamic Party 2006-05-20 - 2007-08-01
2008-07-19 - [3]
Minister of Municipalities and Public Works Riad Ghareeb United Iraqi Alliance Supreme Islamic Iraqi Council 2006-05-20 -
Finance Minister Bayan Jabor United Iraqi Alliance Supreme Islamic Iraqi Council 2006-05-20 -
Minister of Water Resources Abdul-Latif Rashid Kurdistani Alliance Patriotic Union of Kurdistan 2006-05-20 -
Environment Minister Narmin Othman Kurdistani Alliance Patriotic Union of Kurdistan 2006-05-20 -
Minister of Trade Abdul Falah al-Sudany United Iraqi Alliance Islamic Dawa Party - Iraq Organisation 2006-05-20 - 2009-05-15
Vacant
Transport Minister Karim Mahdi Salih United Iraqi Alliance Sadrist Movement 2006-05-20 - 2007-04-16
Aamer Abdeljabbar Ismail United Iraqi Alliance 2008-07-19 - [3]
Minister of Labour and Social Affairs Mahmoud al-Radi United Iraqi Alliance Supreme Islamic Iraqi Council 2006-05-20 -
Human Rights Minister Wijdan Michael Iraqi National List Iraqi National Accord 2006-05-20 -

2007-08-24

Health Minister Ali al-Shemari United Iraqi Alliance Sadrist Movement 2006-05-20 - 2007-04-16
Salih al-Hasnawi 2007-10-30 -
Minister of Construction and Housing Bayan Dezei Kurdistani Alliance Kurdistan Democratic Party 2006-05-20 -
Education Minister Khodair al-Khozaei United Iraqi Alliance Islamic Dawa Party - Iraq Organisation 2006-05-20 -
Agriculture Minister Yaroub al-Abodi United Iraqi Alliance Sadrist Movement 2006-05-20 - 2007-04-16
Ali al-Bahadili 2007-10-30 -
Justice Minister Hashem al-Shebly Iraqi National List National Democratic Party 2006-05-20 - 2007-03-31
Safa al-Safi (acting) [4] United Iraqi Alliance independent 2007-03-31 -
Judge Dara Nur al-Din [5] Kurdistani Alliance independent 2009-02-01 -
Culture Minister Asaad Kamal Hashemi Iraqi Accord Front Iraqi People's Conference 2006-05-20 - 2007-08-01
Mahir Dali Ibrahim al-Hadithi Iraqi Accord Front 2008-07-19 - [3]
Minister of Science and Technology Raed Fahmy Jahid Iraqi National List Iraqi Communist Party 2006-05-20 -
Minister of Displacement and Migration Abdul Samad Sultan United Iraqi Alliance Fayli Kurd 2006-05-20 -
Minister of Youth and Sports Jasem Mohammed Jaafar Kurdistani Alliance Shiite Turkmen 2006-05-20 -
Minister of Industry & Minerals Fawzi Hariri Kurdistani Alliance Kurdistan Democratic Party 2006-05-20 -
Communications Minister Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi Iraqi National List   2006-05-20 - 2007-08-24
Farouq Abdul Qadir Abdul Rahman Iraqi Accord Front 2008-07-19 - [3]
Ministers of State:
National Security Affairs Barham Salih Kurdistani Alliance Patriotic Union of Kurdistan 2006-05-20 - 2006-06-08
Shirwan Waili United Iraqi Alliance Islamic Dawa Party - Iraq Organisation 2006-06-08 -
Governorate Affairs Saad Taher Abd Khalaf al-Hashemi Iraqi National List Iraqi National Accord 2006-05-20 - 2007-08-24
Kholoud Sami Azaza United Iraqi Alliance 2008-07-19 - [3]
Civil Society Affairs Adel al-Assadi United Iraqi Alliance Islamic Action Organisation 2006-05-20 -
Thamir Jaafar al-Zubeidi United Iraqi Alliance 2008-07-19 [3]
Foreign Affairs Rafi al-Isawi Iraqi Accord Front Iraqi Islamic Party 2006-05-20 - 2007-08-01
Mohammed Munajid Aifan al-Dulaimi Iraqi Accord Front 2008-07-19 - [3]
National Dialogue Akram al-Hakim United Iraqi Alliance Supreme Islamic Iraqi Council 2006-05-20 -
Women Faten Abdul Rahman Mahmoud Iraqi Accord Front Iraqi Islamic Party 2006-05-20 - 2007-08-01
Nawal Majeed Hameed Iraqi Accord Front 2008-07-19 [3]
Tourism & Antiquities Liwaa Semeism United Iraqi Alliance Sadrist Movement 2006-05-20 - 2007-04-16
Ahtan Abbas No'man United Iraqi Alliance 2008-07-19 [3]
National Assembly Affairs Safaaeddine al-Safi United Iraqi Alliance Independent 2006-05-20 -
without portfolio Muhammad Abbas al-Uraybi Iraqi National List   2006-05-20 - 2007-08-24
without portfolio Ali Muhammad Ahmad Kurdistan Islamic Union Kurdistan Islamic Union 2006-05-20 -
without portfolio Hasan Radi Kazim al-Sari United Iraqi Alliance Iraqi Hezbollah 2006-05-20 -

See also

References

  1. ^ Sunnis End Boycott and Rejoin Iraqi Government, New York Times, 2008-07-20, accessed on 2008-07-20
  2. ^ Sunni bloc returns to Iraqi government after year-long boycott, Associated Press via KBS Radio, 2008-07-20, accessed on 2008-07-21
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i Iraqi Parliament approves new ministers, Voices of Iraq via IraqUpdates, 2008-07-20, accessed on 2008-07-21
  4. ^ Maliki accepts justice ministers resignation - TV, Iraq Updates, 2007-04-06, accessed on 2008-07-21
  5. ^ Baghdad Devastated by Massive Blasts, 136 Killed, 500 Wounded, Ministries Destroyed, Informed Comment, 2009-10-25
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