Lebanon: Heads of State: 1920-2016

French equivalents of names and titles are given until 7 Dec 1943 when Arabic became the only official language. For translation of other terms, see Glossary.
Ḥākim Dawlat Lubnān al-Kabīr = Gouverneur de l'État du Grand Liban
1 Sep 1920 - ? Apr 1923 Albert Michel Antoine Trabaud
? Apr 1923 - 27 Jun 1924 Antoine Privat-Aubouard
27 Jun 1924 - 13 Jan 1925 Charles-Alexis Vandenberg
Ḥākim biṣifa muwaqqata Dawlat Lubnān al-Kabīr = Gouverneur par intérim de l'État du Grand Liban
13 Jan 1925 - 16 Jul 1925 Léon-Henri-Charles Cayla [1]
Ḥākim Dawlat Lubnān al-Kabīr = Gouverneur de l'État du Grand Liban
16 Jul 1925 - 26 May 1926 Léon-Henri-Charles Cayla (x) [1]
Ra’īs al-Jumhūriyya = Président de la République [2]
26 May 1926 - 10 May 1932 Shārl Dabbās = Charles Debbas
Ra’īs al-Ḥukūma = Chef du Gouvernement
10 May 1932 - 2 Jan 1934 Shārl Dabbās = Charles Debbas [3]
Chargé provisoirement des fonctions de chef du Gouvernement
2 Jan 1934 - 30 Jan 1934 Antoine Privat-Aubouard (x)
Ra’īs al-Jumhūriyya = Président de la République
30 Jan 1934 - 20 Jan 1936 al-Habīb Bāshā al-Sa‘d = Habib Pacha Es-Saad
20 Jan 1936 - 4 Apr 1941 Imīl Ibrāhīm Iddī = Émile Eddé
Chargé provisoirement des fonctions de chef du Gouvernement
4 Apr 1941 - 9 Apr 1941 Pierre-Georges Arlabosse
Ra’īs al Ḥukūma = Chef du Gouvernement
9 Apr 1941 - 1 Dec 1941 Alfrād Jūrj al-Naqqāsh = Alfred-Georges Naccache
Ra’īs al-Jumhūriyya = Président de la République
1 Dec 1941 - 18 Mar 1943 Alfrād Jūrj al-Naqqāsh = Alfred-Georges Naccache (x)
Ra’īs al-Ḥukūma = Chef du Gouvernement
19 Mar 1943 - 21 Jul 1943 Ayyūb Thābit = Ayoub Tabet
21 Jul 1943 - 20 Sep 1943 Bītrū Iskandar Ṭurād = Petro Iskandar Trad
Ra’īs al-Jumhūriyya = Président de la République
21 Sep 1943 - 11 Nov 1943 Shaykh Bishāra Khalīl al-Khūrī = Cheïk Béchara Khalil El-Khoury
Ra’īs al-Ḥukūma = Chef du Gouvernement
11 Nov 1943 - 22 Nov 1943 Imīl Ibrāhīm Iddī = Émile Eddé (x)
Ra’īs al-Jumhūriyya
22 Nov 1943 - 18 Sep 1952 Shaykh Bishāra Khalīl al-Khūrī (x)
Majlis al-Wuzarā’: Ra’īs Majlis al-Wuzarā’, Ra’īs al-Ḥukūma (ex officio)
18 Sep 1952 - 22 Sep 1952 Fu’ād ‘Abd Allāh Shihāb
Ra’īs al-Jumhūriyya
23 Sep 1952 - 22 Sep 1958 Kamīl Nimar Sham‘ūn
23 Sep 1958 - 22 Sep 1964 Fu’ād ‘Abd Allāh Shihāb (x)
23 Sep 1964 - 22 Sep 1970 Shārl Iskandar Ḥilū
23 Sep 1970 - 22 Sep 1976 Sulaymān Qabalān Faranjiyya
23 Sep 1976 - 22 Sep 1982 Ilyās Yūsuf Sarkīs
23 Sep 1982 - 22 Sep 1988 Amīn Biyār al-Jumayyil
Majlis al-Wuzarā’: Ra’īs Majlis al-Wuzarā’, Ra’īs al-Ḥukūma (ex officio)
23 Sep 1988 - 5 Nov 1989 Salīm Aḥmad al- Ḥuṣṣ [4]
Ra’īs al-Jumhūriyya
5 Nov 1989 - 22 Nov 1989 Rīnī Anis Mu‘awwaḍ [4]
Majlis al-Wuzarā’: Ra’īs Majlis al-Wuzarā’, Ra’īs al-Ḥukūma (ex officio)
22 Nov 1989 - 24 Nov 1989 Salīm Aḥmad al- Ḥuṣṣ (x) [4]
Ra’īs al-Jumhūriyya
24 Nov 1989 - 23 Nov 1998 Ilyās Khalīl al-Hirāwī [4]
23 Nov 1998 - 23 Nov 2007 Imīl Jamīl Laḥḥūd
Majlis al-Wuzarā’: Ra’īs Majlis al-Wuzarā’ (ex officio)
24 Nov 2007 - 25 May 2008 Fū’ād ‘Abd al-Bāsiṭ al-Sanyūra
Ra’īs al-Jumhūriyya
25 May 2008 - 25 May 2014 Mīshāl Nihād Sulaymān
Majlis al-Wuzarā’: Ra’īs Majlis al-Wuzarā’ (ex officio)
25 May 2014 - Tammām Ṣā'ib Salām

[1] Also in Alawites (Syria).
[2] Under Constitution ratified 23 May 1926.
[3] With personal style Ra’īs al-Jumhūriyya = Président de la République by courtesy.
[4] Majlis al-Wuzarā’: Ra’īs Majlis al-Wuzarā’, Ra’īs al-Ḥukūma (in dissidence)
23 Sep 1988 - 13 Oct 1990 Mīshāl Na‘īm ‘Awn
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