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Interim Iraqi Government

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Taking office on June 28, 2004, the Iraqi Interim Government succeeded the Coalition Provisional Authority and Iraqi Governing Council, and was, in turn, succeeded by the first elected interim government. It was appointed, with US approval, by UN envoy Lakhdar Brahimi.

It had 25 ministers. The Prime Minister and head of government was Ayad Allawi. Ghazi al-Yawar was President and head of state.

While it would be replaced, it was the first sovereign Iraqi government following the Iraq War, and controlled Iraqi security forces who worked with Coalition troops. It worked with an American Ambassador, John Negroponte, rather than an occupation administrator.