Leaders of the Sudan
(Republic of the Sudan)
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See also the Republic of South Sudan, seceded from Sudan in 2011. <`p> Look for biographies of the leaders (in Spanish) at CIDOB website.

Parties: DUP: Democratic Unionist Party NCP: National Congress party, NUP: National Unionist Party SSU: Sudan Socialist Union Umma: Umma ("Community of the Believers") Party


Heads of State
Commission of Sovereignty 
-Abdel Fattah Muhammad al-Mughrabi 
-Muhammad Uthman ad-Dardiri
-Ahmad Muhammad Yasin
-Ahmad Muhammad Salih                                    (+1971)
-Siricio Iro Wani               1 Jan 1956 - 17 Nov 1958        

Chairman of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces
Ibrahim Abboud                 17 Nov 1958 - 16 Nov 1964 (+1983) military (1)

Chairman of the Council of Ministers 
Sirr al-Khatim al-Khalifah     16 Nov 1964 -  3 Dec 1964 (+2006) n/p (acting)

Commission of Sovereignty (I)
-Abdel Halim Muhammad                                    (+2009)
-Tijani al-Mahi                                          (+1970)
-Mubarak Shaddad
-Ibrahim Yusuf Sulayman                                          (to 31 May 1965) 
-Luigi Adwok Bong Gicomeho      3 Dec 1964 - 10 Jun 1965 (+2010) (from Dec 1964)

Commission of Sovereignty (II)
-Ismail al-Azhari                                        (+1969) NUP
-Abdallah al-Fadil al-Mahdi                              (+1966)
-Luigi Adwok Bong Gicomeho                               (+2010) (to 14 Jun 1965) 
-Abdel Halim Muhammad                                    (+2009)
-Khidr Hamad                   10 Jun 1965 -  8 Jul 1965        

Chairman of the Council of Sovereignty
Ismail al-Azhari                8 Jul 1965 - 25 May 1969 (+1969) NUP  

Chairmen of the Revolutionary Command Council
Jaafar Muhammad an-Numeiry     25 May 1969 - 19 Jul 1971 (+2009) military, SSU
Abu Bakr an-Nur Uthman         19 Jul 1971 - 22 Jul 1971         military, SSU
Jaafar Muhammad an-Numeiry     22 Jul 1971 - 12 Oct 1971 (+2009) military, SSU

President of the Republic
Jaafar Muhammad an-Numeiry     12 Oct 1971 -  6 Apr 1985 (+2009) military, SSU

Chairman of the Transitional Military Council
Abdel Rahman Siwar ad-Dhahab    6 Apr 1985 -  6 May 1986         military (2)

Chairman of the Council of Sovereignty
Ahmad Ali al-Mirghani           6 May 1986 - 30 Jun 1989 (+2008) DUP       

Chairman of the Revolutionary Command Council of National Salvation
Umar al-Hasan Ahmad al-Bashir  30 Jun 1989 - 16 Oct 1993         military 

President of the Republic
Umar al-Hasan Ahmad al-Bashir  16 Oct 1993 -                     military, NCP

(1) Styled president of the Republic since 1 Nov 1964.
(2) Styled 'Commander-in-Chief of the Sudanese People's Forces' to 9 Apr 1985.

(Sources Rulers, by Ben Schemmel, and Juan Jorge Schäffer)


Heads of Government
Chief Ministers
Abdel Rahman al-Mahdi          22 Oct 1952 -    Nov 1953 (+1959) Umma
Ismail al-Azhari                6 Jan 1954 -  1 Jan 1956 (+1969) NUP 

Prime Ministers
Ismail al-Azhari                1 Jan 1954 -  7 Jul 1956 (+1969) NUP
Abdallah Khalil                 7 Jul 1956 - 18 Nov 1958 (+1970) Umma
Ibrahim Abboud                 18 Nov 1958 - 30 Oct 1964 (+1983) military (de facto)
Sirr al-Khatim al-Khalifah     30 Oct 1964 -  2 Jun 1965 (+2006) n/p
Muhammad Ahmad Mahgoub         10 Jun 1965 - 25 Jul 1966 (+1976) Umma
Sadiq al-Mahdi                 27 Jul 1966 - 18 May 1967         Umma
Muhammad Ahmad Mahgoub         18 May 1967 - 25 May 1969 (+1976) Umma
Babiker Awadalla               25 May 1969 - 27 Oct 1969         n/p
Jaafar Muhammad an-Numeiry     28 Oct 1969 - 11 Aug 1976 (+2009) military, SSU
Rashid Bakr                    11 Aug 1976 - 10 Sep 1977 (+1988) SSU
Jaafar Muhammad an-Numeiry     10 Sep 1977 -  6 Apr 1985 (+2009) military, SSU
al-Jazuli Dafallah             22 Apr 1985 -  6 May 1986         n/p
Sadiq al-Mahdi                  6 May 1986 - 30 Jun 1989         Umma
Bakri Hassan Saleh              2 Mar 2017 -                     NCP

(Source: Rulers, by Ben Schemmel)

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