List of heads of government of Sudan

This article lists the heads of government of Sudan, from the establishment of the office of Chief Minister in 1952 until the present day. The office of Prime Minister was abolished after the 1989 coup d'état,[1] and reestablished in 2017 when Bakri Hassan Saleh was appointed Prime Minister by President Omar al-Bashir.[2]

Prime Minister of the Republic of the Sudan
رئيس وزراء جمهورية السودان
Incumbent
Osman Hussein
Acting
 since 19 January 2022
ResidenceKhartoum
AppointerChairman of the Transitional Sovereignty Council
Formation1 January 1956
First holderIsmail al-Azhari
Websitewww.presidency.gov.sd/eng/

Abdalla Hamdok was appointed as Prime Minister by the Sovereignty Council on 21 August 2019, as part of the country's transition to democracy.[3] On 25 October 2021, Hamdok was deposed and placed under house arrest, following a coup d'état.[4] On 21 November 2021, Hamdok was reinstated as prime minister as part of an agreement with the military.[5][6] On 2 January 2022, Hamdok resigned as prime minister.[7]

Titles of heads of government

  • 1952–1956: Chief Minister
  • 1956–1989; 2017–present: Prime Minister

Heads of government of Sudan (1952–present)

(Dates in italics indicate de facto continuation of office)

No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Political party Head(s) of state
(Term)
Took office Left office Time in office

Anglo-Egyptian Sudan (1952–1956)

1 Abd al-Rahman al-Mahdi
(1885–1959)
[lower-alpha 1]
22 October 1952 November 1953 1 year, 10 days National Umma Party
2 Ismail al-Azhari
(1900–1969)
6 January 1954 1 January 1956 1 year, 360 days Democratic Unionist Party

Republic of the Sudan (1956–1969)

(2) Ismail al-Azhari
(1900–1969)
1 January 1956 5 July 1956 186 days Democratic Unionist Party Sovereignty Council

(1956–1958)
3 Abdallah Khalil
(1892–1970)
5 July 1956 17 November 1958[lower-alpha 2] 2 years, 135 days National Umma Party
4 Ibrahim Abboud
(1900–1983)
18 November 1958 30 October 1964
(resigned)
5 years, 347 days Military Ibrahim Abboud

(1958–1964)
5 Sirr Al-Khatim Al-Khalifa
(1919–2006)
30 October 1964 2 June 1965 215 days National Umma Party Committees of Sovereignty

(1964–1965)
6 Muhammad Ahmad Mahgoub
(1908–1976)
10 June 1965 25 July 1966 1 year, 53 days National Umma Party Ismail al-Azhari

(1965–1969)
7 Sadiq al-Mahdi
(1935–2020)
[lower-alpha 3]
27 July 1966 18 May 1967 295 days National Umma Party
(6) Muhammad Ahmad Mahgoub
(1908–1976)
18 May 1967 25 May 1969
(deposed)
2 years, 7 days National Umma Party

Democratic Republic of the Sudan (1969–1985)

8 Babiker Awadalla
(1917–2019)
25 May 1969 27 October 1969 155 days Independent Jaafar Nimeiry

(1969–1985)
9 Jaafar Nimeiry
(1928–2009)
28 October 1969
[lower-alpha 4]
11 August 1976 6 years, 288 days Military /
Sudanese Socialist Union
10 Rashid Bakr
(1933–1988)
11 August 1976 10 September 1977 1 year, 30 days Sudanese Socialist Union
(9) Jaafar Nimeiry
(1928–2009)
10 September 1977 6 April 1985
(deposed)
7 years, 208 days Military /
Sudanese Socialist Union

Republic of the Sudan (1985–2019)

11 Al-Jazuli Daf'allah
(born 1935)
22 April 1985 6 May 1986 1 year, 14 days Independent Abdel Rahman Swar al-Dahab

(1985–1986)
(7) Sadiq al-Mahdi
(1935–2020)
[lower-alpha 3]
6 May 1986 30 June 1989
(deposed)
3 years, 55 days National Umma Party Ahmed al-Mirghani
(1986–1989)
Post abolished (30 June 1989 – 2 March 2017)
12 Bakri Hassan Saleh
(born 1949)
2 March 2017 10 September 2018 1 year, 192 days National Congress Party Omar al-Bashir

(1989–2019)
13 Motazz Moussa
(born 1967)
10 September 2018 23 February 2019 166 days National Congress Party
14 Mohamed Tahir Ayala
(born 1951)
23 February 2019 11 April 2019
(deposed)
47 days National Congress Party

Transitional period (2019–present)

Post vacant (11 April – 21 August 2019)
15 Abdalla Hamdok
(born 1956)
21 August 2019 25 October 2021
(deposed)
2 years, 65 days Forces of Freedom and Change Sovereignty Council

(2019–2021)
(15) 21 November 2021 2 January 2022 42 days Independent Abdel Fattah al-Burhan

(2021–present)
Osman Hussein
Acting Prime Minister
19 January 2022 Incumbent 1 year, 12 days Independent

Timeline

Abdalla HamdokBakri Hassan SalehJaafar NimeiryBabiker AwadallaSadiq al-MahdiSirr Al-Khatim Al-KhalifaIbrahim AbboudIsmail al-AzhariAbd al-Rahman al-Mahdi

Notes

  1. Posthumous son of Muhammad Ahmad; Imam of the Ansar.
  2. Carried out a self-coup against his own government.
  3. Grandson of Abd al-Rahman al-Mahdi; Imam of the Ansar.
  4. Briefly interrupted during the 19–22 July 1971 coup d'état.

See also

References

  1. "Sudan's first PM since 1989 coup takes oath". The Peninsula. Agence France-Presse. 2 March 2017. Archived from the original on 4 May 2019. Retrieved 30 November 2019.
  2. Khalid Abdelaziz (1 March 2017). "Sudan's Bashir names long-time ally and general prime minister". Reuters. Archived from the original on 2 March 2017. Retrieved 30 November 2019.
  3. "Abdalla Hamdok: Who is Sudan's new prime minister?". Al Jazeera English. 21 August 2019. Archived from the original on 23 August 2019. Retrieved 23 August 2019.
  4. Khalid Abdelaziz (25 October 2021). "Sudan PM, ministers detained in apparent military coup". Reuters. Retrieved 25 October 2021.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. "Sudan's Hamdok reinstated as PM after political agreement signed". www.aljazeera.com. Retrieved 21 November 2021.
  6. "Sudan military reinstates PM Hamdok after deal". Reuters. Retrieved 21 November 2021.
  7. "Sudan PM Abdalla Hamdok resigns amid political deadlock". www.aljazeera.com. Retrieved 2 January 2022.
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