Haydar Abu Bakr al-Attas

Haidar Abu Bakr al-Attas
حيدر أبو بكر العطاس
1st Prime Minister of Yemen
In office
22 May 1990 – 9 May 1994
Preceded by Office created
Succeeded by Muhammad Said al-Attar
6th President of South Yemen
In office
24 January 1986 – 22 May 1990
Preceded by Ali Nasir Muhammad
Succeeded by Office abolished
5th Prime Minister of South Yemen
In office
14 February 1985 – 8 February 1986
Preceded by Ali Nasir Muhammad
Succeeded by Yasin Said Numan
Personal details
Born (1939-04-05) April 5, 1939 (age 75)
Political party Yemeni Socialist Party

Haidar Abu Bakr al-Attas (Arabic: حيدر أبو بكر العطاس‎) (born April 5, 1939) was appointed Prime Minister of Yemen by President Ali Abdullah Saleh when the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen and Yemen Arab Republic united in 1990 to form present-day Yemen. Al-Attas served until 1994.[1] He is a member of the Yemeni Socialist Party.

Before unification, al-Attas served as Prime Minister (1985–1986) and Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Council (1986–1990) in the southern PDRY.

When Aden in southern Yemen seceded in May 1994, al-Attas served as the Prime Minister of the secessionist Democratic Republic of Yemen until the rebellion ended less than two months later.


Political offices
Preceded by
Ali Nasir Muhammad
Prime Minister of South Yemen
Succeeded by
Yasin Said Numan
Preceded by
Ali Nasir Muhammad
President of South Yemen
Succeeded by
Office abolished
Preceded by
Office established
Prime Minister of Yemen
Succeeded by
Muhammad Said al-Attar

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