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List of Prime Ministers of Lebanon

This is a list of Prime Ministers of Lebanon (officially titled President of the Council of Ministers) since the creation of the office in 1926.

Prime Minister of the
Lebanese Republic
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President of Russia Vladimir Putin & Prime Minister Lebanon Saad Hariri in Sochi, 13 September 2017 (3) (Cropped).jpg
Incumbent
Saad Hariri

since 18 December 2016
Member ofCouncil of Ministers
ResidenceGrand Serail, Beirut
AppointerPresident of Lebanon
Term lengthDuration of the parliamentary convocation (4 years)
Inaugural holderRiad Solh
25 September 1943
FormationConstitution of Lebanon
23 May 1926
WebsiteLebanese Government Website

Contents

National PactEdit

Though it is not specifically stated in the constitution, an unwritten understanding known as the National Pact, agreed in 1943, has resulted in the holder of the post being a Sunni Muslim in every electoral cycle since that time. Nevertheless, several Prime Ministers in the past have been Christian.

Prime MinistersEdit

Key
Acting prime minister.
Constitutional Party
National Bloc
Kataeb Party
Independence Movement
Military
National Salvation Front
Future Movement
Glory Movement

State of Greater Lebanon, part of the French Mandate (1926–1943)Edit

Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Took office Left office Duration Political party Note(s)
1   Auguste Adib Pacha
أوغست أديب باشا

(1859–1936)

31 May 1926 5 May 1927 339 days Independent
2   Bechara Khoury
بشارة الخوري

(1890–1964)

5 May 1927 10 August 1928 1 year,

96 days

Constitutional Party
3   Habib Pacha Es-Saad
حبيب باشا السعد

(1867–1942)

10 August 1928 9 May 1929 272 days Independent
(2)   Bechara Khoury
بشارة الخوري

(1890–1964)

9 May 1929 11 October 1929 155 days Constitutional Party
4   Émile Eddé
إميل أده

(1886–1949)

11 October 1929 25 March 1930 165 days National Bloc
(1)   Auguste Adib Pacha
أوغست أديب باشا

(1859–1936)

25 March 1930 9 March 1932 1 year,

347 days

Independent
5   Charles Debbas
شارل دباس

(1885–1935)

9 March 1932 29 January 1934 1 year,

324 days

Independent
  Abdallah Beyhum
عبد الله بيهم

(1879–1962)

29 January 1934 30 January 1936 2 years, 1 day Independent
6   Ayoub Tabet
أيوب ثابت

(1884–1951)

30 January 1936 5 January 1937 341 days Independent
7   Khayreddine Ahdab
خير الدين الأحدب

(1894–1941)

5 January 1937 18 March 1938 1 year,

73 days

Independent
8   Khaled Chehab
خالد شهاب

(1886–1978)

18 March 1938 24 October 1938 220 days Independent
9   Abdallah Yafi
عبد الله اليافي

(1901–1986)

24 October 1938 21 September 1939 1 year,

57 days

Independent
10   Abdallah Beyhum
عبد الله بيهم

(1879–1962)

21 September 1939 4 April 1941 1 year,

105 days

Independent
11   Alfred Georges Naccache
ألفرد جورج النقاش

(1887–1978)

7 April 1941 26 November 1941 233 days Kataeb Party
12   Ahmad Daouk
أحمد الداعوق

(1892–1979)

1 December 1941 26 July 1942 237 days Independent
13   Sami Solh
سامي الصلح

(1887–1968)

26 July 1942 22 March 1943 239 days Independent
  Ayoub Tabet
أيوب ثابت

(1884–1951)

22 March 1943 21 July 1943 121 days Independent
14   Petro Trad
بيترو طراد

(1876–1947)

1 August 1943 25 September 1943 55 days Independent

Lebanese Republic (1943–present)Edit

Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Took office Left office Duration Political party Note(s)
15   Riad Solh
رياض الصلح

(1894–1951)

25 September 1943 10 January 1945 1 year,

320 days

Independence Movement
16   Abdul Hamid Karami
عبد الحميد كرامي

(1890–1950)

10 January 1945 20 August 1945 222 days Independent
(13)   Sami Solh
سامي الصلح

(1887–1968)

23 August 1945 22 May 1946 272 days Independent
17   Saadi Munla
سعدي المنلا

(1890–1975)

22 May 1946 14 December 1946 206 days Independent
(15)   Riad Solh
رياض الصلح

(1894–1951)

14 December 1946 14 February 1951 4 years,

60 days

Independence Movement
18   Hussein Oweini
حسين العويني

(1900–1971)

14 February 1951 7 April 1951 52 days Independent
(9)   Abdallah Yafi
عبد الله اليافي

(1901–1986)

7 April 1951 11 February 1952 310 days Independent
(13)   Sami Solh
سامي الصلح

(1887–1968)

11 February 1952 9 September 1952 211 days Independent
19   Nazem Akkari
ناظم عكاري

(1902–1985)

10 September 1952 14 September 1952 4 days Independent
20   Saeb Salam
صائب سلام

(1905–2000)

14 September 1952 18 September 1952 4 days Independent
Fuad Chehab
فؤاد شهاب

(1902–1973)

18 September 1952 1 October 1952 13 days Independent Acting, first Maronite who holds the position.
(8)   Khaled Chehab
خالد شهاب

(1886–1978)

1 October 1952 1 May 1953 212 days Independent
(20)   Saeb Salam
صائب سلام

(1905–2000)

1 May 1953 16 August 1953 107 days Independent
(9)   Abdallah Yafi
عبد الله اليافي

(1901–1986)

16 August 1953 16 September 1954 1 year,

30 days

Independent
(13)   Sami Solh
سامي الصلح

(1887–1968)

16 September 1954 19 September 1955 1 year,

3 days

Independent
21   Rashid Karami
رشيد كرامي

(1921–1987)

19 September 1955 20 March 1956 183 days Independent
(9)   Abdallah Yafi
عبد الله اليافي

(1901–1986)

20 March 1956 18 November 1956 243 days Independent
(13)   Sami Solh
سامي الصلح

(1887–1968)

18 November 1956 20 September 1958 1 year,

306 days

Independent
  Khalil Hibri
خليل الهبري

(1904–1979)

20 September 1958 24 September 1958 4 days Independent
(21)   Rashid Karami
رشيد كرامي

(1921–1987)

24 September 1958 14 May 1960 1 year,

233 days

Independent
(12)   Ahmad Daouk
أحمد الداعوق

(1892–1979)

14 May 1960 1 August 1960 79 days Independent
(20)   Saeb Salam
صائب سلام

(1905–2000)

2 August 1960 31 October 1961 1 year,

89 days

Independent
(21)   Rashid Karami
رشيد كرامي

(1921–1987)

31 October 1961 20 February 1964 2 years,

111 days

Independent
(18)   Hussein Oweini
حسين العويني

(1900–1971)

20 February 1964 25 July 1965 1 year,

157 days

Independent
(21)   Rashid Karami
رشيد كرامي

(1921–1987)

25 July 1965 9 April 1966 258 days Independent
(9)   Abdallah Yafi
عبد الله اليافي

(1901–1986)

9 April 1966 2 December 1966 237 days Independent
(21)   Rashid Karami
رشيد كرامي

(1921–1987)

7 December 1966 8 February 1968 1 year,

61 days

Independent
(9)   Abdallah Yafi
عبد الله اليافي

(1901–1986)

8 February 1968 15 January 1969 342 days Independent
(21)   Rashid Karami
رشيد كرامي

(1921–1987)

15 January 1969 13 October 1970 1 year,

271 days

Independent
(20)   Saeb Salam
صائب سلام

(1905–2000)

13 October 1970 25 April 1973 2 years,

194 days

Independent
22   Amin Hafez
أمين الحافظ

(1926–2009)

25 April 1973 21 June 1973 57 days Independent
23   Takieddine Solh
تقي الدين الصلح

(1908–1988)

21 June 1973 31 October 1974 1 year,

131 days

Independent
24   Rachid Solh
رشيد الصلح

(1926–2014)

31 October 1974 24 May 1975 205 days Independent
25   Nureddine Rifai
نور الدين الرفاعي

(1899–1980)

24 May 1975 27 May 1975 3 days Military
(21)   Rashid Karami
رشيد كرامي

(1921–1987)

1 July 1975 8 December 1976 1 year, 159 days National Salvation Front
26   Selim Hoss
سليم الحص

(1929–)

8 December 1976 20 July 1980 3 years,

224 days

Independent
(23)   Takieddine Solh
تقي الدين الصلح

(1908–1988)

20 July 1980 25 October 1980 97 days Independent
27   Shafik Dib Wazzan
شفيق أديب الوزان

(1925–1999)

25 October 1980 30 April 1984 3 years,

187 days

Independent
(21)   Rashid Karami
رشيد كرامي

(1921–1987)

30 April 1984 1 June 1987 3 years,

32 days

National Salvation Front Karami was assassinated during the Lebanese Civil War.
(26)   Selim Hoss
سليم الحص

(1929–)

2 June 1987 24 December 1990 3 years,

204 days

Independent Disputed: Dismissal on 22 September 1988 contested, then fully recognized from 13 October 1990.
28   Michel Aoun
ميشال عون

(1935–)

22 September 1988 13 October 1990 2 years, 21 days Military Disputed: Appointment on 22 September 1988 contested.
29 Omar Karami
عمر كرامي

(1934–2015)

24 December 1990 13 January 1992 1 year, 20 days Independent
(24)   Rachid Solh
رشيد الصلح

(1926–2014)

13 January 1992 31 January 1992 18 days Independent
30   Rafic Hariri
رفيق الحريري

(1944–2005)

31 January 1992 6 December 1998 6 years, 310 days Future Movement
(26)   Selim Hoss
سليم الحص

(1929–)

6 December 1998 23 October 2000 1 year,

321 days

Independent
(30)   Rafic Hariri
رفيق الحريري

(1944–2005)

23 October 2000 21 October 2004 3 years,

363 days

Future Movement Rafic Hariri was assassinated on 14 February 2005, four months after leaving office.
(29) Omar Karami
عمر كرامي

(1934–2015)

21 October 2004 19 April 2005 180 days Independent
31   Najib Mikati
نجيب ميقاتي

(1955–)

19 April 2005 19 July 2005 91 days Glory Movement
32   Fouad Siniora
فؤاد السنيورة

(1943–)

19 July 2005 9 November 2009 4 years,

112 days

Future Movement
(March 14 Alliance)
33   Saad Hariri
سعد الحريري

(1970–)

9 November 2009 13 June 2011 1 year,

217 days

Future Movement
(March 14 Alliance)
(31)   Najib Mikati
نجيب ميقاتي

(1955–)

13 June 2011 15 February 2014 2 years,

245 days

Glory Movement
34   Tammam Salam
تمّام سلام

(1945–)

15 February 2014 18 December 2016 2 years,

307 days

Independent
(33)   Saad Hariri
سعد الحريري

(1970–)

18 December 2016 Incumbent 2 years, 10 days Future Movement
(March 14 Alliance)

Living former Prime MinistersEdit

Name Term of office Date of birth Political party
Selim Hoss 1976–1980, 1987–1990, 1990, 1998–2000 (1929-12-20) 20 December 1929 (age 89) Independent
Michel Aoun 1988–1990 (1935-02-18) 18 February 1935 (age 84) Military
Najib Mikati 2005, 2011–2014 (1955-11-24) 24 November 1955 (age 63) Glory Movement
Fouad Siniora 2005–2009 (1943-04-14) 14 April 1943 (age 75) Future Movement
Tammam Salam 2014–2016 (1945-05-13) 13 May 1945 (age 73) Independent

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit