Zaid ibn Shaker

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HRH Prince
Zaid Ibn Shaker
Zaid ibn Shaker portrait1 (cropped).jpg
27th Prime Minister of Jordan
In office
8 January 1995 – 4 February 1996
Monarch King Hussein
Preceded by Abdelsalam al-Majali
Succeeded by Abdul Karim al-Kabariti
In office
21 November 1991 – 29 May 1993
Monarch King Hussein
Preceded by Taher al-Masri
Succeeded by Abdelsalam al-Majali
In office
27 April 1989 – 6 December 1989
Monarch King Hussein
Preceded by Zaid al-Rifai
Succeeded by Mudar Badran
Personal details
Born Zaid Ibn Shaker
4 September 1934
Died 30 August 2002(2002-08-30) (aged 67)
Amman, Jordan
Political party Independent
Residence Amman
Alma mater US Army Command and General Staff College

Zeid Ibn Shaker, GBE, CVO (4 September 1934 – 30 August 2002) (Arabic: الامير زيد بن شاكر‎) served as commander-in-chief of the Jordanian military for more than twelve years and Prime Minister of Jordan three times. King Hussein awarded him the non-hereditary title prince on 4 February 1996.

Field Marshal General of the Army Sharif Zaid ibn Shakir was a cousin of King Hussein. He joined the military and served with the future King Hussein. In 1957 and 1958 he was the assistant military attache at the Embassy of Jordan in London. He served in a number of positions in the Jordanian military, including being a tank commander at both the brigade and division level. On 8 January 1996 he was made chief of staff for the armed services, which post he held until resigning in 1988.[1] In June 1987 he was made field marshal. Being a Hashemite, Zaid ibn Shaker's family had always been close to the Royal family, and Zaid ibn Shakir himself had been personally linked with King Hussein throughout his military career.[1] In addition to his high palace position, he also filled a then newly created post of adviser to the king on national security, which implied that Zaid bin Shaker would retain considerable influence over military policies.[1]

Zaid Ibn Shaker served 3 terms as prime minister and formed 3 governments:-

  • 27 April 1989 until 4 December 1989
  • 21 November 1991 until 29 May 1993
  • 7 January 1995 until 4 February 1996

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  1. ^ a b c "Jordan-Command Structure: The Armed Forces". December 1989. Archived from the original on 16 April 2010.  from Helen Chapin Metz, ed. (1991). Jordan: A Country Study (fourth ed.). Federal Research Division, Library of Congress. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Zaid al-Rifai
Prime Minister of Jordan
Succeeded by
Mudar Badran
Preceded by
Taher Al-Masri
Prime Minister of Jordan
Succeeded by
Abdelsalam al-Majali
Preceded by
Abdelsalam al-Majali
Prime Minister of Jordan
Succeeded by
Abdelkarim al-Kabariti