Rachid Solh

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Rachid Solh
رشيد الصلح
24th Prime Minister of Lebanon
In office
31 October 1974 – 15 May 1975
Preceded by Takieddine Solh
Succeeded by Nureddine Rifai
In office
13 May 1992 – 31 October 1992
Preceded by Omar Karami
Succeeded by Rafic Hariri
Personal details
Born 22 June 1926
Died 27 June 2014 (aged 88)
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Rachid Solh (22 June 1926 – 27 June 2014)[1] was a Lebanese politician and former Prime Minister, kin of one of the most eminent Sunni Muslim families in the country that brought several of its members to the office of Prime Ministers, and that was originally from Sidon but later moved its civil-records to Beirut.

Career[edit]

Solh was elected to the Lebanese Parliament as an MP for the first time in Beirut in 1960 and was appointed by then President of Lebanon Suleiman Franjieh as prime minister in 1974. Solh resigned from office on 15 May 1975, a few weeks after the outbreak of the Lebanese civil war.[2][3]

Following the resignation of the government of Omar Karami in May 1992, President Elias Hrawi was forced to form a new government and to hold the first parliamentary elections since the end of the civil war. The elections were boycotted en masse by the main Christian political parties who cited election fraud and corruption, and his term as Prime Minister lasted only five months. In 1996, Rachid Solh resigned from the Lebanese government and political life.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Liban: décès de l'ancien Premier ministre Rachid al-Solh - L'Orient-Le Jour". Lorientlejour.com. Retrieved 28 June 2014. 
  2. ^ Lebanese Premier Resigns The Telegraph (16 May 1975)
  3. ^ Haytham, Yusif (February 1976). "Lebanon Explodes: "Battles of Survival"". MERIP Reports. 44: 3–14. JSTOR 3011712. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Takieddin el-Solh
Prime Minister of Lebanon
1974-1975
Succeeded by
Nureddine Rifai
Preceded by
Omar Karami
Prime Minister of Lebanon
1992
Succeeded by
Rafic Hariri