Alaaeddine Terro

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Alaaeddine Terro
Minister for the Displaced
Assumed office
13 June 2011
Prime Minister Najib Mikati
Preceded by Akram Chehayeb
Personal details
Born 1953 (age 64–65)
Nationality Lebanese
Political party Progressive Socialist Party
Spouse(s) Fatima Al Khatib
Children Two

Alaaddine Terro (born 1953) is a Lebanese politician who is a member of the Progressive Socialist Party and minister for the displaced.

Early life[edit]

Terro was born into a Sunni Muslim family in Barja, the Chouf district, in 1953.[1]


Terro joined the Progressive Socialist Party in 1975. He firstly won a seat from the Chouf district, the fourth district of north Lebanon, in the general elections held in 1992. He also joined the Democratic Gathering bloc in 1992 and has been part of it since then.[2] Terro also won the same seat in the general elections of 2000.[3] He was on the March 14 alliance’s electoral list in the Chouf district proposed by Walid Jumblatt, leader of the Progressive Socialist Party in the 2009 general elections of Lebanon.[4] And Terro won the election.[5] Then he was appointed minister for the displaced to the cabinet led by prime minister Najib Mikati on 11 June 2011, replacing Akram Chehayeb.[6][7][8] As a member of the Progressive Socialist Party, he is one of the three ministers appointed by the party's leader Walid Jumblatt to the cabinet.[1] In other words, Terro is part of the National Struggle Front in the cabinet.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Terro is married to Fatima Al Khatib and has two children from his current wife, as well as one from a previous marriage.


  1. ^ a b "The New Lebanese Government" (Assessment Report). Lebanese Information Center. July 2011. Retrieved 4 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Lebanon announces cabinet line-up". Now Lebanon. 13 June 2011. Retrieved 10 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Opposition Candidates Win Elections". APS Diplomat Recorder. 9 September 2000. Retrieved 10 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Geagea announces Cedar Revolution II, declares list of candidates". Lebanonwire. Beirut. Now Lebanon. 4 April 2009. Retrieved 4 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "New parliament composition" (PDF). Lebanese Information Center. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "A. Terro". Beirut. Retrieved 4 January 2013. 
  7. ^ "Formation of the New Cabinet". Presidency of the Republic of Lebanon. 13 June 2011. Retrieved 6 October 2012. 
  8. ^ "New justice minister says he will not engage in vengeful behavior". The Daily Star. Beirut. 21 June 2011. Retrieved 23 March 2013. 
  9. ^ "Prime Minister Najib Miqati's 30-member Cabinet Lineup". Naharnet. 13 June 2011. Retrieved 4 January 2013. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Akram Chehayeb
Minister for the Displaced
Succeeded by