List of prime ministers of Lebanon

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President of the Council of Ministers of the
Lebanese Republic
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Incumbent
Hassan Diab

since 21 January 2020
Member ofCouncil of Ministers
ResidenceGrand Serail, Beirut
AppointerPresident of Lebanon
Term lengthDuration of the parliamentary convocation (4 years)
Inaugural holderRiad Solh
25 September 1943
FormationConstitution of Lebanon
23 May 1926
WebsiteLebanese Government Website
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This is a list of prime ministers of Lebanon (officially titled President of the Council of Ministers) since the creation of the office in 1926.

National Pact[edit]

Though it is not specifically stated in the constitution, an unwritten understanding known as the National Pact, agreed in 1943, has resulted in the holder of the post being a Sunni Muslim in every electoral cycle since that time. Nevertheless, several prime ministers in the past have been Christian.

List of officeholders[edit]

Key
Acting prime minister
Constitutional Party
National Bloc
Kataeb Party
Independence Movement
Military
National Salvation Front
Future Movement
Glory Movement

State of Greater Lebanon, part of the French Mandate (1926–1943)[edit]

Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Political party Note(s)
Took office Left office Time in office
1 No image.svg Auguste Adib Pacha
أوغست أديب باشا

(1859–1936)

31 May 1926 5 May 1927 339 days Independent
2 Bechara elkhoury.jpg Bechara Khoury
بشارة الخوري

(1890–1964)

5 May 1927 10 August 1928 1 year, 96 days Constitutional Party
3 Habib basha assaad.JPG Habib Pacha Es-Saad
حبيب باشا السعد

(1867–1942)

10 August 1928 9 May 1929 272 days Independent
(2) Bechara elkhoury.jpg Bechara Khoury
بشارة الخوري

(1890–1964)

9 May 1929 11 October 1929 155 days Constitutional Party
4 Émile Eddé.png Émile Eddé
إميل أده

(1886–1949)

11 October 1929 25 March 1930 165 days National Bloc
(1) No image.svg Auguste Adib Pacha
أوغست أديب باشا

(1859–1936)

25 March 1930 9 March 1932 1 year, 347 days Independent
5 Charles Debbas.jpg Charles Debbas
شارل دباس

(1885–1935)

9 March 1932 29 January 1934 1 year, 324 days Independent
Abdallah Beyhum.jpg Abdallah Beyhum
عبد الله بيهم

(1879–1962)

29 January 1934 30 January 1936 2 years, 1 day Independent
6 Tabet.png Ayoub Tabet
أيوب ثابت

(1884–1951)

30 January 1936 5 January 1937 341 days Independent
7 No image.svg Khayreddine Ahdab
خير الدين الأحدب

(1894–1941)

5 January 1937 18 March 1938 1 year, 73 days Independent
8 Emir Khaled Chehab.jpg Khaled Chehab
خالد شهاب

(1886–1978)

18 March 1938 24 October 1938 220 days Independent
9 Abdallah El-Yafi.jpg Abdallah Yafi
عبد الله اليافي

(1901–1986)

24 October 1938 21 September 1939 1 year, 57 days Independent
10 Abdallah Beyhum.jpg Abdallah Beyhum
عبد الله بيهم

(1879–1962)

21 September 1939 4 April 1941 1 year, 105 days Independent
11 Alfred Naqqache.jpg Alfred Georges Naccache
ألفرد جورج النقاش

(1887–1978)

7 April 1941 26 November 1941 233 days Kataeb Party
12 Prime Minister Ahmad Daouk.jpg Ahmad Daouk
أحمد الداعوق

(1892–1979)

1 December 1941 26 July 1942 237 days Independent
13 Sami as-Solh.png Sami Solh
سامي الصلح

(1887–1968)

26 July 1942 22 March 1943 239 days Independent
Tabet.png Ayoub Tabet
أيوب ثابت

(1884–1951)

22 March 1943 21 July 1943 121 days Independent
14 Petro Trad.png Petro Trad
بيترو طراد

(1876–1947)

1 August 1943 25 September 1943 55 days Independent

Lebanese Republic (1943–present)[edit]

Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Political party Note(s)
Took office Left office Time in office
1 Riad-el-Solh.png Riad Solh
رياض الصلح

(1894–1951)

25 September 1943 10 January 1945 1 year, 320 days Independence Movement
2 Ah karami.png Abdul Hamid Karami
عبد الحميد كرامي

(1890–1950)

10 January 1945 20 August 1945 222 days Independent
3 Sami as-Solh.png Sami Solh
سامي الصلح

(1887–1968)

23 August 1945 22 May 1946 272 days Independent
4 Saadi Munla.png Saadi Munla
سعدي المنلا

(1890–1975)

22 May 1946 14 December 1946 206 days Independent
(1) Riad-el-Solh.png Riad Solh
رياض الصلح

(1894–1951)

14 December 1946 14 February 1951 4 years, 60 days Independence Movement
5 حسين العويني.jpg Hussein Oweini
حسين العويني

(1900–1971)

14 February 1951 7 April 1951 52 days Independent
6 Abdallah El-Yafi.jpg Abdallah Yafi
عبد الله اليافي

(1901–1986)

7 April 1951 11 February 1952 310 days Independent
(3) Sami as-Solh.png Sami Solh
سامي الصلح

(1887–1968)

11 February 1952 9 September 1952 211 days Independent
7 No image.svg Nazem Akkari
ناظم عكاري

(1902–1985)

10 September 1952 14 September 1952 4 days Independent
8 Saeb Salam.png Saeb Salam
صائب سلام

(1905–2000)

14 September 1952 18 September 1952 4 days Independent
Fuad Chehab (1961).jpg Fuad Chehab
فؤاد شهاب

(1902–1973)

18 September 1952 1 October 1952 13 days Independent Acting, first Maronite who holds the position.
9 Emir Khaled Chehab.jpg Khaled Chehab
خالد شهاب

(1886–1978)

1 October 1952 1 May 1953 212 days Independent
(8) Saeb Salam.png Saeb Salam
صائب سلام

(1905–2000)

1 May 1953 16 August 1953 107 days Independent
10 Abdallah El-Yafi.jpg Abdallah Yafi
عبد الله اليافي

(1901–1986)

16 August 1953 16 September 1954 1 year, 30 days Independent
(3) Sami as-Solh.png Sami Solh
سامي الصلح

(1887–1968)

16 September 1954 19 September 1955 1 year, 3 days Independent
11 Rashid Karami.jpg Rashid Karami
رشيد كرامي

(1921–1987)

19 September 1955 20 March 1956 183 days Independent
(6) Abdallah El-Yafi.jpg Abdallah Yafi
عبد الله اليافي

(1901–1986)

20 March 1956 18 November 1956 243 days Independent
(3) Sami as-Solh.png Sami Solh
سامي الصلح

(1887–1968)

18 November 1956 20 September 1958 1 year, 306 days Independent
No image.svg Khalil Hibri
خليل الهبري

(1904–1979)

20 September 1958 24 September 1958 4 days Independent
(11) Rashid Karami.jpg Rashid Karami
رشيد كرامي

(1921–1987)

24 September 1958 14 May 1960 1 year, 233 days Independent
12 Prime Minister Ahmad Daouk.jpg Ahmad Daouk
أحمد الداعوق

(1892–1979)

14 May 1960 1 August 1960 79 days Independent
(8) Saeb Salam.png Saeb Salam
صائب سلام

(1905–2000)

2 August 1960 31 October 1961 1 year, 89 days Independent
(11) Rashid Karami.jpg Rashid Karami
رشيد كرامي

(1921–1987)

31 October 1961 20 February 1964 2 years, 111 days Independent
13 حسين العويني.jpg Hussein Oweini
حسين العويني

(1900–1971)

20 February 1964 25 July 1965 1 year, 157 days Independent
(11) Rashid Karami.jpg Rashid Karami
رشيد كرامي

(1921–1987)

25 July 1965 9 April 1966 258 days Independent
(6) Abdallah El-Yafi.jpg Abdallah Yafi
عبد الله اليافي

(1901–1986)

9 April 1966 2 December 1966 237 days Independent
(11) Rashid Karami.jpg Rashid Karami
رشيد كرامي

(1921–1987)

7 December 1966 8 February 1968 1 year, 61 days Independent
(6) Abdallah El-Yafi.jpg Abdallah Yafi
عبد الله اليافي

(1901–1986)

8 February 1968 15 January 1969 342 days Independent
(11) Rashid Karami.jpg Rashid Karami
رشيد كرامي

(1921–1987)

15 January 1969 13 October 1970 1 year, 271 days Independent
(8) Saeb Salam.png Saeb Salam
صائب سلام

(1905–2000)

13 October 1970 25 April 1973 2 years, 194 days Independent
14 No image.svg Amin Hafez
أمين الحافظ

(1926–2009)

25 April 1973 21 June 1973 57 days Independent
15 Takieddin el-Solh.png Takieddine Solh
تقي الدين الصلح

(1908–1988)

21 June 1973 31 October 1974 1 year, 131 days Independent
16 No image.svg Rachid Solh
رشيد الصلح

(1926–2014)

31 October 1974 24 May 1975 205 days Independent
17 No image.svg Nureddine Rifai
نور الدين الرفاعي

(1899–1980)

24 May 1975 27 May 1975 3 days Military
(11) Rashid Karami.jpg Rashid Karami
رشيد كرامي

(1921–1987)

1 July 1975 8 December 1976 1 year, 159 days National Salvation Front
18 Salim el-Hoss Axis for Peace 2005-11-17.jpg Selim Hoss
سليم الحص

(1929–)

8 December 1976 20 July 1980 3 years, 224 days Independent
(15) Takieddin el-Solh.png Takieddine Solh
تقي الدين الصلح

(1908–1988)

20 July 1980 25 October 1980 97 days Independent
19 Shafik Wazzan.jpg Shafik Dib Wazzan
شفيق أديب الوزان

(1925–1999)

25 October 1980 30 April 1984 3 years, 187 days Independent
(11) Rashid Karami.jpg Rashid Karami
رشيد كرامي

(1921–1987)

30 April 1984 1 June 1987 3 years, 32 days National Salvation Front Karami was assassinated during the Lebanese Civil War.
(18) Salim el-Hoss Axis for Peace 2005-11-17.jpg Selim Hoss
سليم الحص

(1929–)

2 June 1987 24 December 1990 3 years, 204 days Independent Disputed: Dismissal on 22 September 1988 contested, then fully recognized from 13 October 1990.
20 Michel Aoun - 1988.jpg Michel Aoun
ميشال عون

(1935–)

22 September 1988 13 October 1990 2 years, 21 days Military Disputed: Appointment on 22 September 1988 contested.
21 No image.svg Omar Karami
عمر كرامي

(1934–2015)

24 December 1990 13 January 1992 1 year, 20 days Independent
(16) No image.svg Rachid Solh
رشيد الصلح

(1926–2014)

13 January 1992 31 January 1992 18 days Independent
22 Hariri.jpg Rafic Hariri
رفيق الحريري

(1944–2005)

31 January 1992 6 December 1998 6 years, 310 days Future Movement
(18) Salim el-Hoss Axis for Peace 2005-11-17.jpg Selim Hoss
سليم الحص

(1929–)

6 December 1998 23 October 2000 1 year, 321 days Independent
(22) Hariri.jpg Rafic Hariri
رفيق الحريري

(1944–2005)

23 October 2000 21 October 2004 3 years, 363 days Future Movement Rafic Hariri was assassinated on 14 February 2005, four months after leaving office.
(21) No image.svg Omar Karami
عمر كرامي

(1934–2015)

21 October 2004 19 April 2005 180 days Independent
23 Miktai.jpg Najib Mikati
نجيب ميقاتي

(1955–)

19 April 2005 19 July 2005 91 days Glory Movement
24 Fouad Siniora EPP Congress 5446 (cropped).jpg Fouad Siniora
فؤاد السنيورة

(1943–)

19 July 2005 9 November 2009 4 years, 112 days Future Movement
(March 14 Alliance)
25 SaadHariri.jpg Saad Hariri
سعد الحريري

(1970–)

9 November 2009 13 June 2011 1 year, 217 days Future Movement
(March 14 Alliance)
(23) Najib Mikati portrait.jpg Najib Mikati
نجيب ميقاتي

(1955–)

13 June 2011 15 February 2014 2 years, 245 days Glory Movement
26 Tammam Salam 2014-09-26.jpg Tammam Salam
تمّام سلام

(1945–)

15 February 2014 18 December 2016 2 years, 307 days Independent
(25) President of Russia Vladimir Putin & Prime Minister Lebanon Saad Hariri in Sochi, 13 September 2017 (3) (Cropped).jpg Saad Hariri
سعد الحريري

(1970–)

18 December 2016 21 January 2020 3 years, 34 days Future Movement
(March 14 Alliance)
Resigned October 29, 2019, but continued to serve as caretaker prime minister.
27 Hassan Diab
حسان دياب

(1959–)

21 January 2020 Incumbent 1 day Independent

Living former prime ministers[edit]

Name Term of office Date of birth Political party
Selim Hoss 1976–1980, 1987–1990, 1990, 1998–2000 (1929-12-20) 20 December 1929 (age 90) Independent
Michel Aoun 1988–1990 (1935-02-18) 18 February 1935 (age 84) Military
Najib Mikati 2005, 2011–2014 (1955-11-24) 24 November 1955 (age 64) Glory Movement
Fouad Siniora 2005–2009 (1943-04-14) 14 April 1943 (age 76) Future Movement
Tammam Salam 2014–2016 (1945-05-13) 13 May 1945 (age 74) Independent
Saad Hariri 2016–2020 (1970-04-18) 18 April 1970 (age 49) Future Movement

See also[edit]

References[edit]