Mudar Badran

His Excellency
Mudar Badran
Prime Minister of Jordan
In office
7 December 1989  19 June 1991
Monarch King Hussein
Preceded by Zaid ibn Shaker
Succeeded by Taher al-Masri
Prime Minister of Jordan
In office
28 August 1980  10 January 1984
Monarch King Hussein
Preceded by Kassim al-Rimawi
Succeeded by Ahmad Obeidat
Prime Minister of Jordan
In office
27 November 1976  19 December 1979
Preceded by Mudar Badran(first term)
Succeeded by Abdelhamid Sharaf
Prime Minister of Jordan
In office
13 July 1976  27 November 1976
Preceded by Zaid al-Rifai
Succeeded by Mudar Badran(second term)
Personal details
Born Mudar Mohammad Ayesh Badran
1934 (age 8182)
Alma mater Damascus University
Profession Lawyer
Religion Islam

Mudar Mohammad Ayesh Badran (Arabic: مضر بدران) (born 1934) is a former Jordanian politician and government minister, and starting 1993, a Jordanian industrialist mainly in steel manufacturing.


Badran was born in Jerash, Jordan in 1934.[1] He studied at the Damascus University and graduated as a lawyer.

Badran started his career as a young officer in the Jordanian army. Later, he served as the secret service Director in the 1970s, which was when the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan was facing a civil war against the "Feda'eyn". Following this troubled time he became the chief of the Hashemite Royal Court.

He also served as a Minister of Education of Jordan. He later became the prime minister of Jordan from 1976 to 1984 with a brief interruption from 1979 until 1980. He was appointed again Prime Minister on 4 December 1989, replacing Sharif Zaid bin Shaker who resigned from office.[2][3] Badran's third term lasted until 1991, where democracy was returned to the Jordanian people, and the senate gained its legitimate powers again after two decades with no parliamentarian elections. He served more than eight years as the prime minister of Jordan, which made him the second prime minister of Jordan to spend such a long time.[4] He also served as foreign minister from 1976 to 1979 and as defense minister for most of the time that he was prime minister. He was a close associate of Jordanian King Hussein.

In 1993, he was appointed in the Jordanian senate. In 2011, he was given and honorary PH.D in economics from the Hashemite university.

Badran was the target of a failed assassination attempt in Amman in February 1981 by the Syrian Defense Companies[5][6] also known as Defense Brigades (in Arabic سرايا الدفاع)

Personal life

Badran's younger brother, Adnan Badran is also a Jordanian politician.[7]

Badran resides in Abdoun with his wife, Mo'mina. Together, they have two sons and three daughters. His daughter, Reem Badran, is a former deputy in the Jordanian House of Representative.

Phasing out of political life, Badran headed to the private sector where he started a steel company; Jordan Steel P.L.C. since 1993, later on becoming Jordan's leading steel manufacturer.[8]

See also


  1. "Badran, Mudar Seyyid Muhammad". s9. Retrieved 15 January 2013.
  2. Halaby, Jamal (4 December 1989). "Prime minister resigns". AP. Retrieved 15 January 2013.
  3. "King Hussein on Monday appointed Mudar Badran". Orlando Sentinel. 5 December 1989. Retrieved 15 January 2013.
  4. "Prime Ministers of The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan". Government of Jordan. Retrieved 22 February 2010.
  6. "Against all neighbors" (PDF). Gloria Center. Retrieved 15 January 2013.
  7. "New Jordanian government to be sworn in". Khaleej Times. Retrieved 22 February 2010.
Political offices
Preceded by
Zaid al-Rifai
Prime Minister of Jordan
Succeeded by
Abdelhamid Sharaf
Preceded by
Kassim al-Rimawi
Prime Minister of Jordan
Succeeded by
Ahmad Obeidat
Preceded by
Zaid ibn Shaker
Prime Minister of Jordan
Succeeded by
Taher al-Masri
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