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Abdul Rahman Khleifawi

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Abdul Rahman Khleifawi
عبد الرحمن خليفاوي
Prime Minister of Syria
In office
7 August 1976 – 27 March 1978
PresidentHafez al-Assad
Preceded byMahmoud al-Ayyubi
Succeeded byMuhammad Ali al-Halabi
In office
3 April 1971 – 21 December 1972
PresidentHafez al-Assad
Preceded byHafez al-Assad
Succeeded byMahmoud al-Ayyubi
Member of the Regional Command of the Syrian Regional Branch
In office
13 November 1970 – 7 January 1980
Minister of Interior
In office
1 January 1970 – 31 December 1971
PresidentAhmad al-Khatib
Personal details
Born1930 (1930)
Damascus, Syria
Died15 March 2009(2009-03-15) (aged 78–79)
Political partySyrian Regional Branch of the Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party
Other political
affiliations
National Progressive Front
Military service
RankMajor General

Abdul Rahman Khleifawi (Arabic: عبد الرحمن خليفاوي‎) was a Syrian military officer and politician. He was Prime Minister of Syria from 1971 succeeding Hafez al-Assad who just promoted to the post of President of Syria to 1972 for 1 year and again from 1976 to 1978 for about 2 years, he served as Prime Minister for two separate terms together under President Hafez al-Assad.

Early life

Khleifawi was born in 1930.[1] He was of Algerian descent, originally from Draâ Ben Khedda.[2]

Career

Khleifawi was an army general.[3] He served twice as prime minister of Syria. He was firstly in office from 3 April 1971 to 21 December 1972, being the first prime minister under the presidency of Hafez al-Assad.[3] Khleifawi served as prime minister again from 7 August 1976 to 27 March 1978.[1] He also served as a minister of interior between 1970 and 1971 under President Ahmad al-Khatib and Prime Minister Hafez al-Assad.

References

  1. ^ a b "Syria". World Statesmen. Retrieved 1 January 2011.
  2. ^ "مليون ونصف جزائري بلا هوية مشتتون في المخيمات الفلسطينية". echoroukonline (in Arabic). 19 July 2008.
  3. ^ a b Ray Hinnesbusch (2002). Syria: Revolution from Above. Routledge. p. 79. ISBN 978-0-415-28568-1.
Political offices
Preceded by
Hafez al-Assad
Prime Minister of Syria
1971–1972
Succeeded by
Mahmoud al-Ayyubi
Preceded by
Mahmoud al-Ayyubi
Prime Minister of Syria
1976–1978
Succeeded by
Muhammad Ali al-Halabi


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