|President of the Syrian Social Nationalist Party|
5 August 2016
|Preceded by||Assaad Hardan|
5 August 2005 – 2008
|Succeeded by||Assaad Hardan|
|Minister of State for parliamentary affairs|
18 December 2016
|Prime Minister||Saad Hariri|
|Preceded by||Muhammad Fneish|
|Political party||Syrian Social Nationalist Party|
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Ali Khalil Qanso, (Arabic: علي قانصوه), or Kanso, is a Lebanese politician and is minister of state for parliamentary affairs in the second cabinet of Saad Hariri. He is the president of the Syrian Social Nationalist Party and he served as minister of state in Najib Mikati government and precedently minister of labor in the cabinet of Rafik Hariri.
Early life and education
Qanso was Minister for Labour of Lebanon in the government of Rafiq Hariri from 2000 to 2003. He was for the 2nd time head of the Syrian Social Nationalist Party from 5 August 2005 to July 2008. He again entered into government in July 2008 as Minister of State under Fouad Siniora with the backing of Hezbollah as part of the March 8 Alliance, although his appointment caused controversy[why?] and was initially vetoed by Siniora. On 5 August 2016, he was elected again as the head of SSNP.
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- "REPORT: Ali Qanso elected as new head of Syrian Social Nationalist Party". LBC News. 5 August 2016.
Ali Qanso, Minister of Labor, Lebanon
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