List of Prime Ministers of Lebanon explained

Post:Prime Minister
Body:the
Republic of Lebanon
Flagsize:125px
Flagcaption:State Flag
Incumbent:Najib Mikati
Residence:Beirut
Formation:Constitution of Lebanon
23 May 1926
Inaugural:Riad Solh
25 September 1943
Website:Government of Republic of Lebanon

This is a list of Prime Ministers of Lebanon since the creation of the office in 1926. 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

French Mandate of Lebanon (1926–1943)

AINamePictureBorn–DiedTook OfficeLeft OfficePolitical Party
11Auguste Adib Pacha
(1st term)
1883–194531 May 19265 May 1927Independent
22Bechara Khoury
(1st term)
1890–19645 May 192710 August 1928Constitutional Party
33Pacha Saad1867–194210 August 19289 May 1929Independent
44Bechara Khoury
(1st term)
1890–19649 May 192911 October 1929Constitutional Party
55Emile Edde
(1st term)
1886–194911 October 192925 March 1930Lebanese National Bloc
6(2)Auguste Adib Pacha
(2nd term)
1883–194525 March 19309 March 1932Independent
76Charles Debbas1885–19359 March 193229 January 1934Independent
8Abdullah Bayhum
(1st term, acting)
Unknown29 January 193430 January 1936Independent
97Ayoub Tabet1884–195130 January 19365 January 1937Independent
108Khayreddine Ahdab1894–19415 January 193718 March 1938Independent
119Khaled Chehab
(1st term)
1886–194918 March 193824 October 1938Independent
1210Abdallah Yafi
(1st term)
1901–198624 October 193821 September 1939Independent
1311Abdullah Bayhum
(2nd term)
Unknown21 September 19394 April 1941Independent
1412Alfred Naccache1887–19787 April 194126 November 1941Kataeb Party
1513Ahmed Daouk
(1st term)
Unknown1 December 194126 July 1942Independent
1614Sami Solh
(1st term)
1887–196826 July 194222 March 1943Independent
17Ayoub Tabet
(2nd term, acting)
1884–195122 March 194321 July 1943Independent
1815Petro Trad1876–19471 August 194325 September 1943Independent

Republic of Lebanon (1943–Present)

AINamePictureBorn–DiedTook OfficeLeft OfficePolitical Party
1916Riad Solh
(1st term)
1894–195125 September 194310 January 1945Independence Movement
2017Abdul Hamid Karami1890–195010 January 194520 August 1945Independent
21(14)Sami Solh
(2nd term)
1887–196823 August 194522 May 1946Independent
2218Saadi MunlaUnknown22 May 194614 December 1946Independent
23(16)Riad Solh
(2nd term)
1894–195114 December 194614 February 1951Independence Movement
2419Hussein Oweini
(1st term)
Unknown14 February 19517 April 1951Independent
25(10)Abdallah Yafi
(2nd term)
1901–19867 April 195111 February 1952Independent
26(14)Sami Solh
(3rd term)
1887–196811 February 19529 September 1952Independent
2720Nazim AkkariUnknown10 September 195214 September 1952Independent
2821Saeb Salam
(1st term)
1905–200014 September 195218 September 1952Independent
29(10)Abdallah Yafi
(3rd term)
1901–198624 September 195230 September 1952Independent
30(9)Khaled Chehab
(2nd term)
1887–19681 October 19521 May 1953Independent
31(21)Saeb Salam
(2nd term)
1905–20001 May 195316 August 1953Independent
32(10)Abdallah Yafi
(4th term)
1901–198616 August 195316 September 1954Independent
33(14)Sami Solh
(4th term)
1887–196816 September 195419 September 1955Independent
3422Rachid Karami
(1st term)
1921–198719 September 195520 March 1956Independent
35(10)Abdallah Yafi
(5th term)
1901–198620 March 195618 November 1956Independent
36(14)Sami Solh
(5th term)
1887–196818 November 195620 September 1958Independent
37Khalil Hibri
(acting)
1904–197920 September 195824 September 1958Independent
38(22)Rachid Karami
(2nd term)
1921–198724 September 195814 May 1960Independent
39(13)Ahmed Daouk
(2nd term)
Unknown14 May 19601 August 1960Independent
40(21)Saeb Salam
(3rd term)
1905–20002 August 196031 October 1961Independent
41(22)Rachid Karami
(3rd term)
1921–198731 October 196120 February 1964Independent
42(19)Hussein Oweini
(2nd term)
Unknown20 February 196425 July 1965Independent
43(22)Rachid Karami
(4th term)
1921–198725 July 19659 April 1966Independent
44(10)Abdallah Yafi
(6th term)
1901–19869 April 19662 December 1966Independent
45(22)Rachid Karami
(5th term)
1921–19877 December 19668 February 1968Independent
46(10)Abdallah Yafi
(7th term)
1901–19868 February 196815 January 1969Independent
47(22)Rachid Karami
(6th term)
1921–198715 January 196913 October 1970Independent
48(21)Saeb Salam
(4th term)
1905–200013 October 197025 April 1973Independent
4923Amin Hafez1926–200925 April 197321 June 1973Independent
5024Takieddine Solh
(1st term)
1908–198821 June 197331 October 1974Independent
5125Rachid Solh
(1st term)
1926–31 October 197424 May 1975Independent
5226Nureddine Rifai1899-198024 May 197527 May 1975Military
53(22)Rachid Karami
(7th term)
1921–19871 July 19758 December 1976National Salvation Front
5427Selim Hoss
(1st term)
1929–8 December 197620 July 1980Independent
55(24)Takieddine Solh
(2nd term)
1908–198820 July 198025 October 1980Independent
5628Shefic Dib Wazzan1925–199925 October 198030 April 1984Independent
57(22)Rachid Karami
(8th term)
1921–198730 April 19841 June 1987National Salvation Front
58(27)Selim Hoss
(2nd term)1
1929–2 June 198714 October 1990Independent
5929Michel Aoun2 1935–22 September 198813 October 1990Military
60(27)Selim Hoss
(3rd term)
1929–14 October 199024 December 1990Independent
6130Omar Karami
(1st term)
1934–24 December 199013 May 1992Independent
62(25)Rachid Solh
(2nd term)
1926–13 May 199231 October 1992Independent
6331Rafic Hariri
(1st term)
1944–200531 October 19922 December 1998Future Movement
64(27)Selim Hoss
(4th term)
1929–2 December 199823 October 2000Independent
65(31)Rafic Hariri
(2nd term)
1944–200523 October 200021 October 2004Future Movement
66(30)Omar Karami
(2nd term)
1934–21 October 200415 April 2005Independent
6732Najib Mikati
(1st term)
1955–15 April 200530 June 2005Glory Movement
6833Fuad Siniora1943–30 June 20059 November 2009Future Movement/March 14 Alliance
6934Saad Hariri1970–9 November 200913 June 2011
(Acting since 25 January 2011)
Future Movement/March 14 Alliance
7035Najib Mikati
(2nd term)
1955–13 June 2011IncumbentGlory Movement/March 8 Alliance

Notes

  1. Disputed: dismissal on 22 September 1988 contested.
  2. Disputed: Appointment on 22 September 1988 contested.

See also