Salameh Hammad
Salameh Hammad (born 1944) is a Jordanian politician who has served as Minister of the Interior in the government of Jordan a number of times. He held the position from 1993 to 1995, from 1995 to 1996, from 2015 to 2016, from 2016 to 2017 and lastly from May 2019 until October 2020.
Salameh Hammad
Interior Minister
In office
9 May 2019 – 12 October 2020
Prime MinisterOmar Razzaz
Preceded bySamir Mubaidin
Succeeded byTawfiq Al Halalmeh
Interior Minister
In office
2 June 2016 – 15 January 2017
Prime MinisterHani Al-Mulki
Preceded byMazen Qadi
Succeeded byGhaleb Zu'bi
Interior Minister
In office
19 May 2015 – 19 April 2016
Prime MinisterAbdullah Ensour
Preceded byHussein Al-Majali
Succeeded byMazen Qadi
Interior Minister
In office
Interior Minister
In office
Personal details
Born1944 (age 76–77)
Amman, Jordan
Alma materUniversity of Baghdad
Hammad was born in Amman in 1944. He studied law at the University of Baghdad in Iraq.[1]
He oversaw the 1989 general elections as secretary-general of the Interior Ministry. In 1990 he dealt with the refugee flux from Kuwait to Jordan, which was caused by the Gulf War.[2] Hammad was Minister of the Interior from 1993 to 1995 and again from 1995 to 1996.[1]
He was again appointed as Interior Minister on 19 May 2015 after the resignation of Hussein Al-Majali two days earlier.[1] On 19 April 2016 he was replaced by Mazen Qadi.[3][4] When Abdullah Ensour was replaced as Prime Minister in June 2016 by Hani Al-Mulki, Hammad returned as Interior Minister.[5] In a cabinet reshuffle on 28 September 2016 Hammad retained his position.[6] In another cabinet reshuffle, Hammad was replaced by Ghaleb Zu'bi in January 2017.[7]
Hammad once more returned as Minister of Interior on 9 May 2019, when he was appointed to replace Samir Mubaidin in a cabinet reshuffle by Prime Minister Omar Razzaz.[8][9] With the formation of Bisher Al-Khasawneh's Cabinet he was replaced by Tawfiq Al Halalmeh on 12 October 2020.[10]
  1. ^ a b c "Salameh Hammad appointed interior minister". The Jordan Times. 19 May 2015. Retrieved 22 May 2015.
  2. ^ Alan Cowell (1 October 1990). "Confrontation in the Gulf; Jordan Attacks Pace of Refugees' Exit". The New York Times. Retrieved 22 May 2015.
  3. ^ "New interior, political affairs ministers named". Petra. 19 April 2016. Retrieved 2 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Jordan reshuffles cabinet with new appointments". Xinhua. 19 April 2016. Retrieved 2 June 2016.
  5. ^ Omar Obeidat (2 June 2016). "Mulki's government takes oath of office before King". The Jordan Times. Retrieved 2 June 2016.
  6. ^ Omar Obeidat (29 September 2016). "Mulki's new government sworn in". The Jordan Times. Retrieved 9 November 2016.
  7. ^ "Cabinet reshuffle sees 5 new ministers in, 7 out". The Jordan Times. 15 January 2017. Retrieved 15 January 2017.
  8. ^ "Cabinet reshuffle brings back three portfolios, scraps two". The Jordan Times. 10 May 2019. Archived from the original on 17 July 2019.
  9. ^ "Controversial minister back for third stint in reshuffled Jordanian government". Arab News. 9 May 2019. Archived from the original on 17 August 2019.
  10. ^ Taylor Luck (12 October 2020). "Jordan's King Abdullah swears in new government of old faces". The National. Archived from the original on 17 October 2020.
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