1943 – 1977
Who was Ibrahim al-Hamdi?
Lieutenant-Colonel Ibrahim al-Hamdi was the leader of a military coup d'etat in Yemen Arab Republic that overthrew the regime of President Abdul Rahman al-Iryani on June 13, 1974. After the revolt, he was President of the Military Command Council that governed the country. During his rule, he cemented the central government's control over the country, planned on ending tribal loyalty, and Yemen's medieval social classes by proclaiming all Yemenis as equal, He also improved relations with Saudi Arabia.
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