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Iraq: Rulers

KingsFaisal I (1921–1933)
Ghazi I (1933–1939)
Faisal II (1939–1958)
Abd al-Ilah, regent (1939–1941, 1941–1953)
Sharaf ibn Rajih al-Fawwaz, regent (1941)
Chairman of the Sovereignty CouncilMuhammad Najib ar-Ruba`i
PresidentsAbd as-Salam `Arif (1963–1966)
Abd ar-Rahman al-Bazzaz (!966)
Abd ar-Rahman `Arif (1966–1968)
Ahmad Hassan al-Bakr (1968–1979)
Saddam Hussein (1979–2003

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