Saddam Hussein

Iraqi politician and President

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Saddam Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti was President of Iraq from 16 July 1979 until 9 April 2003. A leading member of the revolutionary Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party, and later, the Baghdad-based Ba'ath Party and its regional organization the Iraqi Ba'ath Partyโ€”which espoused Ba'athism, a mix of Arab nationalism and socialismโ€”Saddam played a key role in the 1968 coup that brought the party to power in Iraq.

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Iraq's Kurdish region named a cousin of its new president to succeed him as prime minister on Tuesday, keeping power in the hands of the family that has governed..
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