Michel Suleiman

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Michel Suleiman
ميشال سليمان
Michel Suleiman - 2009.jpg
16th President of Lebanon
In office
25 May 2008 – 25 May 2014
Prime MinisterFouad Siniora
Saad Hariri
Najib Mikati
Tammam Salam
Preceded byFouad Siniora (Acting)[1]
Succeeded byTammam Salam (Acting)
Commander of the Lebanese Armed Forces
In office
21 December 1998 – 30 August 2008
PresidentÉmile Lahoud
Fuad Siniora (Acting)
Preceded byÉmile Lahoud
Succeeded byJean Kahwaji
Personal details
Born (1948-11-21) 21 November 1948 (age 70)
Amsheet, Lebanon
Political partyIndependent
Spouse(s)Wafaa Suleiman
(1973–present)
Alma materLebanese Army Military Academy
Lebanese University
Military service
AllegianceLebanon Lebanon
Branch/serviceLebanese Army
Years of service1967–2008
RankGeneral
Commands • 11th Infantry Brigade
 • 6th Infantry Brigade
 • Lebanese Armed Forces
Battles/wars • Lebanese Civil War
 • Operation Dinnieh
 • Operation Benin
 • 2006 Lebanon War
 • Operation Nahr el-Bared

Michel Suleiman or Sleiman (Arabic: ميشال سليمانMīšāl Sulaymān, born 21 November 1948) is a Lebanese politician. He was the President of Lebanon from 2008 to 2014. Before becoming President, he served as Commander of the Lebanese Armed Forces from 1998 to 2008.

After Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) commander Émile Lahoud took office as President in November 1998, Suleiman succeeded him, taking his place in December. Suleiman was later elected President and was sworn into office on 25 May 2008.[2][3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Rulers.org - Lebanon
  2. Lebanese Army. "Michel Suleiman". Lebanese Army Official Website. Retrieved 17 April 2008.
  3. Al Jazeera English. "Suleiman becomes Lebanon president". Al Jazeera English. Retrieved 26 May 2008.

Other websites[change | change source]

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