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Fuad Masum
فؤاد معصوم
7th President of Iraq
Incumbent
Assumed office
24 July 2014
Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki
Vice President Khodair al-Khozaei
Preceded by Jalal Talabani
Speaker of the Council of Representatives
In office
14 June 2010 – 11 November 2010
Preceded by Ayad al-Samarrai
Succeeded by Usama al-Nujayfi
1st Prime Minister of PUK-controlled Kurdistan
In office
4 July 1992 – 26 April 1993
President Jalal Talabani
Succeeded by Kosrat Rasul Ali
Personal details
Date of birth 1938 (age 78–79)
Place of birth Koya, Iraq
Patriotic Union of Kurdistan
Other political
affiliations
Spouse(s) Ronak
Children Jowan
Alma mater Al-Azhar University (PhD)
Religion Islam

Muhammad Fuad Masum (Arabic: معصوم‎ Muḥammad Fūād Ma‘ṣūm; Kurdish: فوئاد مەعسووم, born 1938) is the seventh and current President of Iraq. He is a veteran Kurdish politician and was elected to the post following the 2014 parliamentary election. Masum is the second non-Arab president of Iraq, succeding Jalal Talabani, also from Kurdish ancestry.

Early life and education Edit

Fuad Masum was born in the city of Koya. His family descends from the village of Khabanen, which is part of Hawraman. He studied at various religious schools in Kurdistan until the age of 18. He studied law and Sharia at Baghdad University. In 1958, Masum traveled to Cairo to complete his higher education at Al-Azhar University. He worked as a professor in Basrah University in 1968. He earned his PhD in Islamic philosophy from Al-Azhar in 1975.

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