Saleh Mutlaq

Sunni nationalist and former Ba’ath member, Saleh Mutlaq, is currently serving as one of Iraq’s three deputy prime ministers. Mutlaq also heads the secular Iraqi National Dialogue Front (Hiwar), a coalition of Sunni Islamist parties that he co-founded in 2005, and is the Secretary General of the Iraqiyya list of which the National Dialogue Front is a part. Prior to the 2010 general elections, Mutlaq was banned, along with nearly 200 other politicians, from participating in the elections due to his Ba’athist background. His bother ran in his place instead.

In 2005, Mutlaq had served as the chief Sunni negotiator in the Constitutional Drafting Committee charged with drafting Iraq’s Constitution.