List of Presidents of Lebanon
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List of Presidents of Lebanon

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)

No. Portrait Name
(Birth-Death)
Took office Left office Political affiliation
1 Charles Debbas portrait.jpg Charles Debbas
? ?
1 September 1926 2 January 1934 Unaffiliated
2 Habib Pa?a Al-Sa'd.jpg Habib Pacha Saad
? ?
30 January 1934 20 January 1936 Unaffiliated
3 Eddé Portrait.jpg Émile Eddé
?
20 January 1936 4 April 1941 National Bloc
4 Alfred Naqqache Portrait.jpg Alfred Naccache
?
9 April 1941 18 March 1943 Kataeb Party
5 Ayoub Thabit.png Ayoub Tabet
? ?
19 March 1943 21 July 1943 Unaffiliated
6 Petro Trad (cropped).jpg Petro Trad
?
22 July 1943 21 September 1943 Unaffiliated
7 Bechara El Khoury CPS 2.jpg Bechara Khoury
21 September 1943 11 November 1943 Constitutional Bloc
(3) Émile Eddé 2.png Émile Eddé
?
11 November 1943 22 November 1943 National Bloc

Post-independence (1943-present)

No. Portrait Name
(Birth-Death)
Took office Left office Political affiliation
(7) Bechara El Khoury - 1947.jpg Bechara Khoury

(1890-1964)

22 November 1943 18 September 1952 Constitutional Bloc
-- Fouad Chehab Army Commander.jpg Fouad Chehab[a]
? ?

(1902-1973)

18 September 1952 22 September 1952 Military
8 Camille chamoun.jpg Camille Chamoun
?

(1900-1987)

23 September 1952 22 September 1958 Constitutional Bloc
9 Fouad Chehab 16.jpg Fuad Chehab
? ?

(1902-1973)

23 September 1958 22 September 1964 Unaffiliated
10 Charles Helou.jpg Charles Helou
?

(1913-2001)

23 September 1964 22 September 1970 Unaffiliated
11 Suleiman Frangieh - FOCR.jpg Suleiman Frangieh

(1910-1992)

23 September 1970 22 September 1976 Marada Movement
12 Elias Youssef Sarkis, President of Lebanon, 1976-1982.jpg Élias Sarkis

(1924-1985)

23 September 1976 22 September 1982 Unaffiliated
13 Bachir While Giving A Speech.jpg Bachir Gemayel[b]
?

(1947-1982)

-- Kataeb Party
14 Amine Gemayel.jpg Amine Gemayel
?

(1942-)

23 September 1982 22 September 1988 Kataeb Party
-- Michel Aoun - 1988.jpg Michel Aoun[c]

(1935-)

22 September 1988 13 October 1990 Military
16 René Moawad - 1988.jpg René Moawad[d] ?

(1925-1989)

5 November 1989 22 November 1989 Unaffiliated
-- Salim el-Hoss Axis for Peace 2005-11-17.jpg Selim Hoss[e]? ?

(1929-)

22 November 1989 24 November 1989 Unaffiliated
17 Elias Hraoui President.jpg Elias Hrawi[f]
?
(1926-2006)
24 November 1989 24 November 1998 Unaffiliated
18 Lebanon.EmileLahoud.01.jpg Émile Lahoud
? ?
(1936-)
24 November 1998 24 November 2007 Unaffiliated
-- Fouad Siniora EPP Congress 5446 (cropped).jpg Fouad Siniora[g]
?
(1943-)
24 November 2007 25 May 2008 Future Movement
19 Michel Suleiman 2012.jpeg Michel Suleiman

(1948-)
25 May 2008 25 May 2014 Unaffiliated
-- Tammam Salam 2014-09-26.jpg Tammam Salam[h]
?
(1945-)
25 May 2014 31 October 2016 Future Movement
20 Michel Aoun with Putin 1 (cropped).jpg Michel Aoun

(1935-)
31 October 2016 Incumbent Free Patriotic Movement

See also

References

Notes

  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.

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