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NEW IRAQI TRANSITIONAL ASSEMBLY
Iraqi interim President Ghazi al-Yawer speaks with reporters after Hajim al-Hassani, a Sunni Arab was elected Speaker of the New Iraqi Transitional National Assembly at the National Assembly meeting in the Iraqi Convention Center, Baghdad, Iraq on April 3, 2005. (UPI Photo/ Ken James)
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Ghazi Mashal Ajil al-Yawar (Arabic: غازي مشعل عجيل الياور‎) is an Iraqi political figure. He was a Vice President of Iraq under the Iraqi Transitional Government from 2005 to 2006, and was Acting President of Iraq under the Iraqi Interim Government from 2004 to 2005.

Al-Yawar was originally a member of the Iraqi Governing Council created following the US-led 2003 invasion of Iraq. In 2004 he was appointed by the council to serve as interim President of Iraq following the June 28 return of Iraqi sovereignty from the Coalition Provisional Authority.

Born in Mosul, Iraq in 1958, al-Yawar completed his primary and secondary education in Iraq. He then went on to study in King Fahd University for Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) for two years before completing his BSc in the UK. Al-Yawar enrolled in an English language program at American University in Washington, D.C. and then received his masters from George Washington University in the mid 1980s.

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