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President of Lebanon

This is a list of Presidents (and acting Presidents) of Lebanon since the creation of the office in 1926. 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 twice, when two Muslims, the former Prime Ministers had to step in as Acting Presidents, Selim Hoss in 1988 and Fouad Siniora in 2007.

List of Presidents of Lebanon (1926–present)

# Portrait Name
(Born-Died)
(Term)
Term of Office Party

Presidents of the Greater Lebanon (Part of the French Mandate of Syria and Lebanon)
(1926–1943)

1 80px Charles Debbas
شارل دباس
(1885–1935)
1 September 1926 2 January 1934 Independent
Antoine Privat-Aubouard
أنطوان أوبوار
(?–?)
(Acting President)
2 January 1934 30 January 1934 Independent
2 Habib Pacha Es-Saad
حبيب باشا السعد
(1867–1942)
30 January 1934 20 January 1936 Independent
3 80px Émile Eddé
إميل أده
(1886–1949)
20 January 1936 4 April 1941 Lebanese National Bloc
Pierre-Georges Arlabosse
بيار جورج أرلابوس
(?–?)
(Acting President)
4 April 1941 9 April 1941 Independent
4 Alfred Georges Naccache
ألفرد جورج النقاش
(1887–1978)
9 April 1941 18 March 1943 Kataeb Party
Ayoub Tabet
أيوب ثابت
(1884–1951)
(Acting President)
19 March 1943 21 July 1943 Independent
5 Petro Trad
بيترو طراد
(1876–1947)
22 July 1943 21 September 1943 Independent
6 Bechara Khoury
بشارة الخوري
(1890–1964)
21 September 1943 11 November 1943 Constitutional Party

Presidents of the Republic of Lebanon
(1943–present)

(6) Bechara Khoury
بشارة الخوري
(1890–1964)
22 November 1943 18 September 1952 Constitutional Party
Fuad Chehab
فؤاد شهاب
(1902–1973)
(1st Term, Acting President)
18 September 1952 22 September 1952 Independent
7 Camille Chamoun
كميل شمعون
(1900–1987)
23 September 1952 22 September 1958 National Liberal Party
8 Fuad Chehab
فؤاد شهاب
(1902–1973)
(2nd Term)
23 September 1958 22 September 1964 Independent /
Military
9 80px Charles Helou
شارل حلو
(1913–2001)
23 September 1964 22 September 1970 Chehabist, Kataeb Party
10 Suleiman Frangieh
سليمان فرنجية
(1910–1992)
23 September 1970 22 September 1976 Marada Movement
11 Elias Sarkis
إلياس سركيس
(1924–1985)
23 September 1976 22 September 1982 Chehabist
Bachir Gemayel
بشير الجميل
(1947–1982)[1]
23 August 1982
(president-elect)
14 September 1982
(assassinated)
Kataeb Party
12 Amine Gemayel
أمين الجميل
(b. 1942)
23 September 1982 22 September 1988 Kataeb Party
Selim Hoss
سليم الحص
(b. 1929)
(1st Term, Acting President)
24 September 1988 5 November 1989 Independent
13 80px René Moawad
رينيه معوض
(1925–1989)
5 November 1989 22 November 1989[2] Independence Movement
Selim Hoss
سليم الحص
(b. 1929)
(2nd Term, Acting President)
22 November 1989 24 November 1989 Independent
Michel Aoun
ميشال عون
(b. 1935)
(Acting President)
23 September 1988 13 October 1990 Military
14 Elias Hrawi
إلياس الهراوي
(1926–2006)
24 November 1989 24 November 1998 Independent
15 Émile Lahoud
إميل لحود
(b. 1936)
24 November 1998 24 November 2007 Independent /
Military
Fouad Siniora
فؤاد السنيورة
(b. 1943)
(Acting President)
24 November 2007 25 May 2008 Future Movement / March 14 Alliance
16 Michel Suleiman
ميشال سليمان
(b. 1948)
25 May 2008 Incumbent Independent /
Military

Footnotes

Living former Presidents

Name Term Date of birth
Amine Gemayel 1982–1988 22 January 1942
Émile Lahoud 1998–2007 12 January 1936

See also

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