The President of Iraq is Iraq's head of state and chief of government. All of Iraqis presidents have been authoritarian dictators so the office does not have a clearly designed constitutional structure.
The president exercises all power single-handedly, operating only with the consultation of a small cabinet.
The office is likely to change upon the adoption of a new constitution.
Presidents of Iraq
- Muhammad Najib ar-Ruba'i1 (1958-1963)
- Abd as-Salam Arif (1963-1966)
- Abd ar-Rahman al-Bazzaz (1966)
- Abd ar-Rahman Arif (1966-1968)
- Ahmad Hassan al-Bakr (1968-1979)
- Saddam Hussein (1979-2003)
- Ibrahim al-Jaafari (August 2003)
- Ahmed Chalabi (September 2003)
- Iyad Allawi (October 2003)
- Jalal Talabani (November 2003)
- Abdel-Aziz al-Hakim (December 2003)
- Adnan Pachachi (January 2004)
 Though head of state, he was not technically president.