Faysal al-Shaabi

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Faysal Abd al-Latif al-Shaabi
فيصل عبد اللطيف الشعبي
Faysal as Prime Minister in 1969.
1st Prime Minister of the People's Republic of South Yemen
In office
6 April 1969 – 22 June 1969
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byMuhammad Ali Haitham
Personal details
Lahij, Sultanate of Lahej, Bombay Presidency, Aden Protectorate, British India
Died2 April 1970(1970-04-02) (aged 34–35)
Aden, South Yemen
Political partyNLF
RelationsZainab al-Shaabi (sister)
Qahtan al-Shaabi (cousin and brother-in-law)
ParentSheik Abd al-Latif Abd al-Qawi al-Shaabi

Faysal Abd al-Latif al-Shaabi (Arabic: فيصل عبد الطيف الشعبي) (1935 – 2 April 1970[1]) was the Prime Minister of the People's Republic of South Yemen from 6 April 1969 until the political coup (Corrective Move) that led to Salim Ali Rubai's ascendance to power on 22 June 1969. Al-Shaabi was appointed Prime Minister by President Qahtan Mohammed al-Shaabi.[2] After being ousted, al-Shaabi was kept under house arrest, but was moved to a detention camp at the end of March 1970. On 3 April 1970, the government radio in Aden broadcast a report that al-Shaabi "was fatally wounded when he tried to escape the detention camp."[3]


  1. ^ http://adenalhadath.net/mobile/news_details.php?sid=10236[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Bidwell (2012-10-12). Dictionary Of Modern Arab History. Routledge. ISBN 9781136162985.
  3. ^ "Ex-Premier Fatally Shot", Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 4, 1970, p2
Political offices
Preceded by
Prime Minister of South Yemen
Succeeded by