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Robert Iskandar Ghanem (8 May 1942 – 10 February 2019) was a Lebanese lawyer and politician.

Robert Ghanem
Personal details
Born(1942-05-08)8 May 1942
Died10 February 2019(2019-02-10) (aged 76)


Early lifeEdit

Ghanem hailed from a Maronite family. He was the son of Lebanese General Iskandar Ghanem.


Robert Ghanem was a longtime deputy of the National Assembly of Lebanon and was the minister of education in the second government of Rafic Hariri.[1] Robert Ghanem was a candidate for President of Lebanon and participated in the Lebanese presidential election, 2014.[2]


Robert Ghanem was a member of the March 14 alliance.[3] But nevertheless, Ghanem is viewed[by whom?] as a moderate politician with relations across the political spectrum.[citation needed]

Personal lifeEdit

Ghanem was married to the journalist Viviane Haddad since January 23, 1975 and father of two children.[4] Ghanem died on 11 February 2019 after a brief illness.[5]


  1. ^ Presidential candidates
  2. ^ Aoun's bloc to cast blank ballot for presidential election
  3. ^ Robert Ghanem seeking presidency
  4. ^ biographie
  5. ^ "Ex-MP Ghanem Dies after Sudden Illness". Naharnet newsdesk. Naharnet. 10 February 2019. Retrieved 11 February 2019.