Shafik Wazzan

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Shafik Al-Wazzan (Arabic: شفيق الوزان‎, 1925—July 8, 1999) was the Prime Minister of Lebanon from 1980 until 1984. In December 1991, Wazzan was wounded when a car bomb exploded in the Beirut neighborhood of Basta as he was passing through in an armored car.

After political strife had left Lebanon without a government for 137 days, Wazzan was urged into office. He oversaw the withdrawal of Palestinian guerillas from Beirut in 1982. The next year he successfully negotiated for Israel to withdraw from Lebanon.

Wazzan died in 1999 at the age of 74.

Preceded by
Takieddin as-Solh
Prime Minister of Lebanon
25 October 1980 – 30 April 1984
Succeeded by
Rashid Karami