List of Presidents of Lebanon

President of the
Lebanese Republic
Incumbent
Tammam Salam
Acting

sinceĀ 25 May 2014
Style His/Her Excellency
Residence Baabda Palace
Term length 6 years
Inaugural holder Bechara El Khoury
22 November 1943
Formation Constitution of Lebanon
23 May 1926
Website Presidency of the Lebanese Republic
This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Lebanon

This is a list of Presidents (and acting Presidents) of Lebanon since the creation of the office in 1926.

The president is largely a ceremonial and symbolic post. Nevertheless, the president is still able to exercise influence on policy making and has the role, in conjunction with the prime minister, of choosing ministers in the Government and safeguarding the constitution.

National Pact

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 Maronite Christian in every electoral cycle since that time. This agreement had to be suspended three times, when three Sunni Muslims, the former [[List of Prime Ministers

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