List of Prime Ministers of Lebanon

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Prime Minister of the
Lebanese Republic
Coat of arms of Lebanon.svg
Tammam Salam 2014-09-26.jpg
Incumbent
Tammam Salam

since 15 February 2014
Residence Grand Serail, Beirut
Appointer President of Lebanon
Term length Duration of the parliamentary convocation (4 years)
Inaugural holder Riad Solh
25 September 1943
Formation Constitution of Lebanon
23 May 1926
Website Lebanese Government Website
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This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Lebanon

This is a list of Prime Ministers of Lebanon 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.

Prime Ministers[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)
Took office Left office Political party Note(s)
1 No image.svg Auguste Adib Pacha
أوغست أديب باشا

(1860–1936)

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

(1890–1964)

5 May 1927 10 August 1928 Constitutional Party
3 No image.svg Habib Pacha Es-Saad
حبيب باشا السعد

(1867–1942)

10 August 1928 9 May 1929 Independent
4 Bechara elkhoury.jpg Bechara Khoury
بشارة الخوري

(1890–1964)

9 May 1929 11 October 1929 Constitutional Party
5 No image.svg Émile Eddé
إميل أده

(1886–1949)

11 October 1929 25 March 1930 National Bloc
6 No image.svg Auguste Adib Pacha
أوغست أديب باشا

(1860–1936)

25 March 1930 9 March 1932 Independent
7 Charles Debbas.jpg Charles Debbas
شارل دباس

(1885–1935)

9 March 1932 29 January 1934 Independent
No image.svg Abdallah Beyhum
عبد الله بيهم

(1879–1962)

29 January 1934 30 January 1936 Independent
8 No image.svg Ayoub Tabet
أيوب ثابت

(1884–1951)

30 January 1936 5 January 1937 Independent
9 No image.svg Khayreddine Ahdab
خير الدين الأحدب

(1894–1941)

5 January 1937 18 March 1938 Independent
10 Emir Khaled Chehab.jpg Khaled Chehab
خالد شهاب

(1886–1978)

18 March 1938 24 October 1938 Independent
11 Abdallah El-Yafi.jpg Abdallah Yafi
عبد الله اليافي

(1901–1986)

24 October 1938 21 September 1939 Independent
12 No image.svg Abdallah Beyhum
عبد الله بيهم

(1879–1962)

21 September 1939 4 April 1941 Independent
13 Alfred Naqqache.jpg Alfred Georges Naccache
ألفرد جورج النقاش

(1887–1978)

7 April 1941 26 November 1941 Kataeb Party
14 No image.svg Ahmad Daouk
أحمد الداعوق

(1892–1979)

1 December 1941 26 July 1942 Independent
15 Sami as-Solh.jpg Sami Solh
سامي الصلح

(1887–1968)

26 July 1942 22 March 1943 Independent
No image.svg Ayoub Tabet
أيوب ثابت

(1884–1951)

22 March 1943 21 July 1943 Independent
16 No image.svg Petro Trad
بيترو طراد

(1876–1947)

1 August 1943 25 September 1943 Independent

Lebanese Republic (1943–present)[edit]

Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Took office Left office Political party Note(s)
17 Riad as-Solh.jpg Riad Solh
رياض الصلح

(1894–1951)

25 September 1943 10 January 1945 Independence Movement
18 No image.svg Abdul Hamid Karami
عبد الحميد كرامي

(1890–1950)

10 January 1945 20 August 1945 Independent
19 Sami as-Solh.jpg Sami Solh
سامي الصلح

(1887–1968)

23 August 1945 22 May 1946 Independent
20 No image.svg Saadi Munla
سعدي المنلا

(1890–1975)

22 May 1946 14 December 1946 Independent
21 Riad as-Solh.jpg Riad Solh
رياض الصلح

(1894–1951)

14 December 1946 14 February 1951 Independence Movement
22 No image.svg Hussein Oweini
حسين العويني

(1900–1971)

14 February 1951 7 April 1951 Independent
23 Abdallah El-Yafi.jpg Abdallah Yafi
عبد الله اليافي

(1901–1986)

7 April 1951 11 February 1952 Independent
24 Sami as-Solh.jpg Sami Solh
سامي الصلح

(1887–1968)

11 February 1952 9 September 1952 Independent
25 No image.svg Nazem Akkari
ناظم عكاري

(1902–1985)

10 September 1952 14 September 1952 Independent
26 No image.svg Saeb Salam
صائب سلام

(1905–2000)

14 September 1952 18 September 1952 Independent
27 Abdallah El-Yafi.jpg Abdallah Yafi
عبد الله اليافي

(1901–1986)

24 September 1952 30 September 1952 Independent
28 Emir Khaled Chehab.jpg Khaled Chehab
خالد شهاب

(1886–1978)

1 October 1952 1 May 1953 Independent
29 No image.svg Saeb Salam
صائب سلام

(1905–2000)

1 May 1953 16 August 1953 Independent
30 Abdallah El-Yafi.jpg Abdallah Yafi
عبد الله اليافي

(1901–1986)

16 August 1953 16 September 1954 Independent
31 Sami as-Solh.jpg Sami Solh
سامي الصلح

(1887–1968)

16 September 1954 19 September 1955 Independent
32 Rashid Karami.jpg Rashid Karami
رشيد كرامي

(1921–1987)

19 September 1955 20 March 1956 Independent
33 Abdallah El-Yafi.jpg Abdallah Yafi
عبد الله اليافي

(1901–1986)

20 March 1956 18 November 1956 Independent
34 Sami as-Solh.jpg Sami Solh
سامي الصلح

(1887–1968)

18 November 1956 20 September 1958 Independent
No image.svg Khalil Hibri
خليل الهبري

(1904–1979)

20 September 1958 24 September 1958 Independent
35 Rashid Karami.jpg Rashid Karami
رشيد كرامي

(1921–1987)

24 September 1958 14 May 1960 Independent
36 No image.svg Ahmad Daouk
أحمد الداعوق

(1892–1979)

14 May 1960 1 August 1960 Independent
37 No image.svg Saeb Salam
صائب سلام

(1905–2000)

2 August 1960 31 October 1961 Independent
38 Rashid Karami.jpg Rashid Karami
رشيد كرامي

(1921–1987)

31 October 1961 20 February 1964 Independent
39 No image.svg Hussein Oweini
حسين العويني

(1900–1971)

20 February 1964 25 July 1965 Independent
40 Rashid Karami.jpg Rashid Karami
رشيد كرامي

(1921–1987)

25 July 1965 9 April 1966 Independent
41 Abdallah El-Yafi.jpg Abdallah Yafi
عبد الله اليافي

(1901–1986)

9 April 1966 2 December 1966 Independent
42 Rashid Karami.jpg Rashid Karami
رشيد كرامي

(1921–1987)

7 December 1966 8 February 1968 Independent
43 Abdallah El-Yafi.jpg Abdallah Yafi
عبد الله اليافي

(1901–1986)

8 February 1968 15 January 1969 Independent
44 Rashid Karami.jpg Rashid Karami
رشيد كرامي

(1921–1987)

15 January 1969 13 October 1970 Independent
45 No image.svg Saeb Salam
صائب سلام

(1905–2000)

13 October 1970 25 April 1973 Independent
46 No image.svg Amin Hafez
أمين الحافظ

(1926–2009)

25 April 1973 21 June 1973 Independent
47 No image.svg Takieddine Solh
تقي الدين الصلح

(1908–1988)

21 June 1973 31 October 1974 Independent
48 No image.svg Rachid Solh
رشيد الصلح

(1926–2014)

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

(1899–1980)

24 May 1975 27 May 1975 Military
50 Rashid Karami.jpg Rashid Karami
رشيد كرامي

(1921–1987)

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

(1929–)

8 December 1976 20 July 1980 Independent
52 No image.svg Takieddine Solh
تقي الدين الصلح

(1908–1988)

20 July 1980 25 October 1980 Independent
53 No image.svg Shafik Dib Wazzan
شفيق أديب الوزان

(1925–1999)

25 October 1980 30 April 1984 Independent
54 Rashid Karami.jpg Rashid Karami
رشيد كرامي

(1921–1987)

30 April 1984 1 June 1987 National Salvation Front Karami was assassinated during the Lebanese Civil War.
55 Salim el-Hoss Axis for Peace 2005-11-17.jpg Selim Hoss
سليم الحص

(1929–)

2 June 1987 14 October 1990 Independent Disputed: Dismissal on 22 September 1988 contested.
56 Aoun.jpg Michel Aoun
ميشال عون

(1935–)

22 September 1988 13 October 1990 Military Disputed: Appointment on 22 September 1988 contested.
57 Salim el-Hoss Axis for Peace 2005-11-17.jpg Selim Hoss
سليم الحص

(1929–)

14 October 1990 24 December 1990 Independent
58 No image.svg Omar Karami
عمر كرامي

(1934–2015)

24 December 1990 13 May 1992 Independent
59 No image.svg Rachid Solh
رشيد الصلح

(1926–2014)

13 May 1992 31 October 1992 Independent
60 Hariri.jpg Rafic Hariri
رفيق الحريري

(1944–2005)

31 October 1992 6 December 1998 Future Movement
61 Salim el-Hoss Axis for Peace 2005-11-17.jpg Selim Hoss
سليم الحص

(1929–)

6 December 1998 23 October 2000 Independent
62 Hariri.jpg Rafic Hariri
رفيق الحريري

(1944–2005)

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

(1934–2015)

21 October 2004 19 April 2005 Independent
64 Miktai.jpg Najib Mikati
نجيب ميقاتي

(1955–)

19 April 2005 19 July 2005 Glory Movement
65 Fouad Sinora.jpg Fouad Siniora
فؤاد السنيورة

(1943–)

19 July 2005 9 November 2009 Future Movement
(March 14 Alliance)
66 SaadHariri.jpg Saad Hariri
سعد الحريري

(1970–)

9 November 2009 13 June 2011 Future Movement
(March 14 Alliance)
67 Miktai.jpg Najib Mikati
نجيب ميقاتي

(1955–)

13 June 2011 15 February 2014 Glory Movement
(March 8 Alliance)
68 Tammam Salam 2014-09-26.jpg Tammam Salam
تمّام سلام

(1945–)

15 February 2014 Incumbent 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 86) Independent
Michel Aoun 1988–1990 (1933-09-30) 30 September 1933 (age 82) Military
Najib Mikati 2005, 2011–2014 (1955-11-24) 24 November 1955 (age 60) Glory Movement
Fouad Siniora 2005–2009 (1943-04-14) 14 April 1943 (age 73) Future Movement
Saad Hariri 2009–2011 (1970-04-18) 18 April 1970 (age 46) Future Movement

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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