Ahmed Hassan Bakr

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Bakr, Ahmed Hassan


Born 1914, in Baghdad. Iraqi military figure, statesman, and general.

Bakr participated in the antiroyalist and anti-imperialist revolution of July 14, 1958. He was prime minister from February to November 1963 and vice-president from November 1963 to January 1964, after which he retired. Since July 17, 1968, he has been president of the Republic of Iraq and chairman of the National Council for the Revolutionary Command, the highest authority in the country. He has also been prime minister since July 31,1968. He is a leader of the Baath Party (Arab Socialist Renaissance Party) in Iraq.

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