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Iraq, officially the Republic of Iraq, is a country in the Middle East. It is a federal parliamentary republic that consists of 19 governorates.


Our standard dataset contains 1,856 entities connected with Iraq. This may include sanctioned entities, politically-exposed persons (PEPs), and their close associates, or entities involved in criminal activity.

Data sources

We are currently not including any data published by authorities or organizations based in Iraq. See our global list of data sources and our criteria for selecting datasets.

Politically-exposed persons (PEPs)

Our database contains 638 entities identified as PEPs connected with Iraq.

National government positions

Number of known occupants
Head of state or governmentCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Prime Minister1--
National executive branchesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Minister of Agriculture121
Minister of Communications111
Minister of Construction, Housing, & Municipalities1--
Minister of Culture, Tourism, & Antiquities1--
Minister of Defense191
Minister of Displacement & Migration111
Minister of Education111
Minister of Electricity121
Minister of Environment1--
Minister of Finance191
Minister of Foreign Affairs151
Minister of Health15-
Minister of Higher Education & Scientific Research1101
Minister of Industry & Minerals1--
Minister of Interior1--
Minister of Justice121
Minister of Labor and Social Affairs131
Minister of Oil121
Minister of Planning131
Minister of Trade131
Minister of Transportation121
Minister of Water Resources121
Minister of Youth & Sports1--
National legislative branchCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the Council of Representatives--328
Central banking and financial integrityCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Governor of the Central Bank of Iraq131
Diplomatic rolesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
ambassador of France to Iraq-61
ambassador of Iraq to Hungary-11
ambassador of Iraq to Turkey--3
Ambassador to the US1--
United States Ambassador to Iraq-3-

Subnational government positions

No positions for this category

Other positions

Number of known occupants
PositionCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the Transitional National Assembly-69-
Member of the Council of Representatives of Iraq-153
Deputy Prime Minister of Iraq-73
Minister of Interior of Iraq-91
Minister of Industry-81
member of the Governing Council of Iraq-71
Prime Minister of Iraq-71
Speaker of Council of Representatives of Iraq-7-
Vice President of Iraq-43
Council of Representatives of Iraq-13
Minister of Culture-31
President of Iraq-31
First Lady of Iraq-11
Minister of Construction and Housing-11
Minister of Youth and Sports (Iraq)-11
Chairman, Trade Bank of Iraq1--
Charge d’Affaires, Embassy, Washington1--
Governor of Baghdad-1-
Iraqi Council of Ministers--1
Kirkuk Governorate--1
Minister of Construction, Housing, Municipalities and Public Works-1-
Minister of Housing and Reconstruction-1-
Minister of Human Rights of Iraq-1-
Minister of Science and Technology-1-
Minister of State for Parliament Affairs-1-
Minister of State for Women's Affairs-1-
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Iraq--1
Ministry of Transport--1
President of Iraqi Kurdistan--1
President of the Governing Council of Iraq-1-

What do these numbers mean?

We keep track both if political positions and the individuals who occupy those positions over time. Of course, a person can hold a position for multiple terms, and multiple people can occupy the same position at the same time (e.g. members of parliament).

If a person previously held a position, and currently holds the same position, they are only counted once and recorded under Current. If it is unclear from the source whether they have left the position, they will be counted under Unclear.

How can status be unclear?

Some of the data sources we rely on indicate both past and present holders of political offices. In those cases, a lack of a precise end date for a person's occupancy of a position can mean that we don't know whether they currently hold the position or not. Read more...