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Michel Naim Aoun (Arabic: ميشال نعيم عون‎, Arabic pronunciation: [miːʃaːl ʕa.uːn]; born 18 February 1935)[1] is a Lebanese politician. He is the 17th and current President of Lebanon. He was elected president on 31 October 2016 on the 46th electoral session of the Lebanese parliament, breaking a 29-month deadlock. He is a Maronite Christian and the founder of the Free Patriotic Movement.

Michel Aoun
ميشال عون

General Michel Aoun.jpg
17th President of Lebanon
Assumed office
31 October 2016
Prime MinisterSaad Hariri
Preceded byTammam Salam (Acting)
In office
22 September 1988 – 13 October 1990*
Disputed, Acting
Preceded byAmine Gemayel
Succeeded byElias Hrawi
28th Prime Minister of Lebanon
Disputed
In office
22 September 1988 – 13 October 1990*
Preceded bySelim Hoss
Succeeded bySelim Hoss
Personal details
Born (1935-02-18) 18 February 1935 (age 84)
Haret Hreyk, Lebanon
Political partyFree Patriotic Movement
Other political
affiliations
March 8 Alliance
Spouse(s)Nadia El-Chami
Children3
Military service
Allegiance Lebanon
Branch/serviceLebanese Army
Years of service1958–1991
RankGeneral
Battles/warsLebanese Civil War
*Aoun's presidency was disputed by Selim Hoss, René Moawad and Elias Hrawi.
**Aoun's premiership was disputed by Selim Hoss.

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