Elias Hrawi

10th President of Lebanon (1926-2006)

Elias Hrawi (Arabic: الياس الهراوي, 4 September 1926 – 7 July 2006) was a Lebanese politician. He was the President of Lebanon from 1989 to 1998.[1]


Elias Hrawi
الياس الهراوي

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Elias Hrawi's Presidential portrait, 1989
10th President of Lebanon
In office
24 November 1989 – 23 November 1998*
Prime MinisterSelim Hoss
Omar Karami
Rafic Hariri
Preceded bySelim Hoss (acting)
Succeeded byÉmile Lahoud
Personal details
Born(1926-09-04)4 September 1926
Zahlé, Greater Lebanon
Died7 July 2006(2006-07-07) (aged 79)
Beirut, Lebanon
NationalityLebanese
Political partyIndependent
Alma materSaint Joseph University
ProfessionBusinessman, lawyer, politician
*Hrawi's term was disputed by Michel Aoun until 13 October 1990.

Hrawi died of cancer at the American University Hospital in Beirut on 7 July 2006, aged 79.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Kifner, John (25 November 1989). "Elias Hrawi; An Earthy Politician Who Makes Both Ends Meet". The New York Times. p. 4. Retrieved 4 March 2013.
  2. "Elias Hrawi". The Independent. 11 July 2006. Archived from the original on 19 December 2013. Retrieved 15 July 2012.