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President of Iraq
Coat of arms (emblem) of Iraq 2008.svg
Official emblem
Incumbent
Jalal Talabani

since April 7, 2005
Style His Excellency
Appointer Parliamentary vote
Term length Four years, renewable once
Inaugural holder Muhammad Najib ar-Ruba'i
Formation July 14, 1958
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The President of Iraq is the head of state of Iraq and "safeguards the commitment to the Constitution and the preservation of Iraq's independence, sovereignty, unity, the security of its territories in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution."[1] The President is elected by the Council of Representatives by a two-thirds majority,[2] and is limited to two four-year terms.[3] The President ratifies treaties and laws passed by the Council of Representatives, issues pardons on the recommendation of the Prime Minister, and performs the "duty of the Higher Command of the armed forces for ceremonial and honorary purposes."[4]

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