Zaid al-Rifai is a former Prime Minister of Jordan. HE served as Prime Minister of Jordan twice (May 26, 1973 - July 13, 1976) and (April 4, 1985-April 27, 1989). HIs father, Sameer al-Rifai was also an important Jordanian politician and served as prime minister. ZAid al-Rifai also served as foreign minister of Jordan during his first cabinet as prime minister. HIs second cabinet, lasting 4 years and 23 days, was Jordan's longest-lasting. HIs total time in the position was 7 years, 2 months and 11 days, again the longest in Jordanian history. ZAid al-Rifai was the President of the Senate of Jordan from 1997 to 2009. ON 12 December, 2009 he resigned from the office.