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Abdelraouf Rawabdeh
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President of the Senate
In office
24 October 2013 – 25 October 2015
Preceded by Taher al-Masri
Succeeded by Faisal al-Fayez
Prime Minister of Jordan
In office
4 March 1999 – 19 June 2000
Monarch King Abdullah II
Preceded by Fayez al-Tarawneh
Succeeded by Ali Abu al-Ragheb
Personal details
Born (1939-02-18) 18 February 1939 (age 85)
Irbid, Transjordan
Alma mater American University of Beirut

Abdelraouf Salem Nahar al-Rawabdeh (Arabic: عبد الرؤوف الروابدة; born 18 February 1939 in Irbid) was the 32nd Prime Minister of Jordan from 4 March 1999 until 19 June 2000, a leading political figure from the northern city of Irbid in Jordan.

Political experience

In 1983 Al-Rawabdeh became the Mayor of Amman and would serve in that position until 1989. In 1989 he then joined the Jordanian Parliament as a member of the 11th Parliament of Jordan, and again in 1993 and 1997 until 2001 in the 12th and 13th Parliament of Jordan respectively.

On 24 October 2013 he was named President of the Senate. Al-Rawabdeh is the first President of the enlarged Senate, which now has 75 members, where previously there had been 60 members. After his resignation, Al-Rawabdeh was replaced as President of the Senate by Faisal al-Fayez on 25 October 2015.

See also

  • List of prime ministers of Jordan
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