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|Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants|
15 February 2014
|Prime Minister||Tammam Salam|
|Preceded by||Adnan Mansour|
21 June 1970 |
|Political party||Free Patriotic Movement|
|Alma mater||American University of Beirut|
Bassil was born in a Maronite Christian family. Bassil received a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in civil engineering from the American University of Beirut in 1992 and 1993 respectively. He is a member of a number of associations: the Lebanese Red Cross and Rotary Club of Batroun -Lebanon.
Bassil was appointed Minister of Communications in the Government of Prime Minister Fouad Siniora between July 2008 until November 2009. In November 2009, he took over the Minister of Energy and Water in the government, which is headed by Prime Minister Najib Mikati.
Between the years of 1998 and 2005, Gebran Bassil was an activist for various positions in the Free Patriotic Movement in Lebanon. In 2005, he became a candidate in the general elections in the district of Batroun. He didn't succeed at getting elected. From 2005 to 2008, Bassil became the head of the Free Patriotic Movement. He served as the minister of telecommunications in the Lebanese cabinet led by Fouad Siniora from May 2008 to June 2009, and then as the minister of energy in the cabinet headed by Saad Hariri Bassil lost the general elections held in 2009. He has been serving as the minister of energy and water in the cabinet headed by Najib Mikati since June 2011, and assumed the role of Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants as of February 2014. Bassil was elected as Leader of the Free Patriotic Party in September 2015.
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