Ibrahim Abdul-Kareem Hamza al-Eshaiker al-Jaafari
Ibrahim Abdul-Kareem Hamza al-Eshaiker al-Jaafari is Iraq’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Chairman of the Iraqi National Alliance. In 1980, he was elected a member of the Islamic Dawa Party. In 1982, he participated in founding the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq. In 2003, he returned to Iraq, where he was appointed president in the Governing Council and established a 25-member committee to write the new constitution. In 2004, Ibrahim Abdul-Kareem Hamza al-Eshaiker al-Jaafari was nominated Vice-President of Iraq and in 2005 he became the first elected Prime Minister. On 31 May 2008, he launched a new political party, the National Reform Trend, which participated in the first provincial elections in 2009. In 2010, he was appointed President of the Iraqi National Alliance. He was a member of the Iraq House of Representatives for two terms, from 2006 to 2010 and from 2010 to 2014, when he was appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs.