List of presidents of Lebanon

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This is a list of presidents of Lebanon since the creation of the office in 1926.

Constitutionally (de jure), the president's post carries significant responsibilities and influence. In practice, the president is largely a ceremonial and symbolic post due to external pressure (such as Syrian influence) or the formation of "consensus" cabinets, forcing the president to compromise. In theory, however, the president is responsible for appointing the entire government, therefore the ministers should work to his pleasure. Nevertheless, the president is still able to exercise influence on policymaking and has the role, in conjunction with the prime minister, of choosing ministers in the Government and safeguarding the constitution.

French Mandate (1926–1943)Edit

No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Took office Left office Political affiliation
1   Charles Debbas
شارل دباس
1 September 1926 2 January 1934 Unaffiliated
2   Habib Pacha Saad
حبيب باشا السعد
30 January 1934 20 January 1936 Unaffiliated
3   Émile Eddé
إميل أده
20 January 1936 4 April 1941 National Bloc
4   Alfred Naccache
ألفرد جورج النقاش
9 April 1941 18 March 1943 Kataeb Party
5   Ayoub Tabet
أيوب تابت
19 March 1943 21 July 1943 Unaffiliated
6   Petro Trad
بيترو طراد
22 July 1943 21 September 1943 Unaffiliated
7   Bechara Khoury
بشارة الخوري
21 September 1943 11 November 1943 Constitutional Bloc
(3)   Émile Eddé
إميل أده
11 November 1943 22 November 1943 National Bloc

Post-independence (1943–present)Edit

No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Took office Left office Political affiliation
(7)   Bechara Khoury
بشارة الخوري

(1890–1964)

22 November 1943 18 September 1952 Constitutional Bloc
  Fouad Chehab[a]
فؤاد شهاب

(1902–1973)

18 September 1952 22 September 1952 Military
8   Camille Chamoun
كميل شمعون

(1900–1987)

23 September 1952 22 September 1958 Constitutional Bloc
9   Fuad Chehab
فؤاد شهاب

(1902–1973)

23 September 1958 22 September 1964 Unaffiliated
10   Charles Helou
شارل حلو

(1913–2001)

23 September 1964 22 September 1970 Unaffiliated
11   Suleiman Frangieh
سليمان فرنجية

(1910–1992)

23 September 1970 22 September 1976 Marada Movement
12   Élias Sarkis
إلياس سركيس

(1924–1985)

23 September 1976 22 September 1982 Unaffiliated
13   Bachir Gemayel[b]
بشير الجميل

(1947–1982)

Kataeb Party
14   Amine Gemayel
أمين الجميل

(1942–)

23 September 1982 22 September 1988 Kataeb Party
  Michel Aoun[c]
ميشال عون

(1935–)

22 September 1988 13 October 1990 Military
16   René Moawad[d]رينيه معوض

(1925–1989)

5 November 1989 22 November 1989 Unaffiliated
  Selim Hoss[e]سليم الحص

(1929–)

22 November 1989 24 November 1989 Unaffiliated
17   Elias Hrawi[f]
إلياس الهراوي
(1926–2006)
24 November 1989 24 November 1998 Unaffiliated
18   Émile Lahoud
إميل لحود
(1936–)
24 November 1998 24 November 2007 Unaffiliated
  Fouad Siniora[g]
فؤاد السنيورة
(1943–)
24 November 2007 25 May 2008 Future Movement
19   Michel Suleiman
ميشال سليمان
(1948–)
25 May 2008 25 May 2014 Unaffiliated
  Tammam Salam[h]
تمّام سلام
(1945–)
25 May 2014 31 October 2016 Future Movement
20   Michel Aoun
ميشال عون
(1935–)
31 October 2016 Incumbent Free Patriotic Movement

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ReferencesEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Prime Minister serving as Acting President.
  2. ^ Assassinated on 14 September 1982 before taking office.
  3. ^ Prime Minister serving as Acting President. Disputed with Selim Hoss.
  4. ^ Disputed with Prime Minister Michel Aoun. Assassinated on 22 November 1989 in office.
  5. ^ Prime Minister serving as Acting President. Disputed with Michel Aoun.
  6. ^ Disputed with Prime Minister Michel Aoun until 13 October 1990.
  7. ^ Prime Minister serving as Acting President.
  8. ^ Prime Minister serving as Acting President.