Ghazi al-Yawar

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Ghazi al-Yawar (1958-) is one of two Vice-Presidents of Iraq, and was President in the Interim Iraqi Government. Prior to that, he was one of the three rotating presidents of the Iraqi Governing Council He is a member of the Shammar tribe, which is primarily Sunni but has Shiite members, and a former exile.

He studied in the King Fahd University for Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) for the first 2 years, then finished his undergraduate education in the UK. After English language education at American University, he took a master's degree in civil engineering at George Washington University. He then worked in information technology in Saudi Arabia.

His political party, The Iraqis, is the largest Sunni party that took part in the January 2005 elections. It only polled 2%, and he is now part of the secular Iraqi National List allied with Iyad Allawi.