René Moawad

politician (1925-1989)

René Moawad (Arabic: رينيه معوض‎; 17 April 1925 – 22 November 1989) was a Lebanese politician. He was elected as the 13th President of the Lebanese Republic for 18 days in 1989, from the 5th to 22nd of November; before his assassination by unknown people.[1][2]


René Moawad
رينيه معوض

René Moawad - 1988 (cropped).jpg
9th President of Lebanon
In office
5 November 1989 – 22 November 1989*
Prime MinisterSelim Hoss
Preceded bySelim Hoss (Acting)
Succeeded bySelim Hoss (Acting)
Personal details
Born17 April 1925
Zgharta, Lebanon
Died22 November 1989 (aged 64)
Beirut, Lebanon
Political partyIndependent
Spouse(s)
Nayla Moawad (m. 1965–1989)
; (Until his death)
ChildrenRima Moawad (1966)
Michel Moawad (1972)
Alma materSaint Joseph University
ProfessionLawyer, politician
*Moawad's term was disputed by Michel Aoun.

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