Camille Chamoun

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Chamoun, Camille


Born 1900 in Deir el Qamer. Lebanese statesman and political figure.

Chamoun received a law degree in 1924. He held various government posts during the 1930’s and 1940’s, and from 1952 to 1958 he was president of Lebanon. As president, Chamoun carried out a policy of rapprochement with the imperialist powers. He was forced to resign in September 1958 as a result of a popular uprising.

In 1958, Chamoun founded the National Liberal Party, the party of the reactionary Maronite bourgeoisie, landowners, and clergy, and became its chairman. He was a leader of the reactionary forces of the right during the Lebanese civil war of 1975–76.

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MP Hariri also mentioned her brother's efforts to reconstruct the Camille Chamoun City Sportive, which was inaugurated in 1998 to host the Arab Tournament the same year.
I cannot, for any given moment, forget the late President Camille Chamoun, a great man by all means, nor can I forget Dani Chamoun," added Geagea, hoping that the right lessons would be derived from that past era, to be reflected during these times.
For co-existence to flourish and security to anchor, it is essential that a new elite emerge in Lebanon, one that includes men of the stature of its founders -- including Bisharah Al Khouri, Riad Al Solh, Camille Chamoun, Majid Arslan, Saeb Salam, Michel Chiha and Charles Malek, among others.
Lebanese President Camille Chamoun once stated in his memoirs, at the height of his country's civil war, that he did not fear Lebanon would fracture into several independent states.
It is sufficient, for the sake of comparison, to recall how "collaboration with the West" was the slogan that dominated the toppling of Nuri Said in Iraq and Camille Chamoun in Lebanon in the late 1950s, and the animosity to King Hussein of Jordan in the 1970s, not to mention the assassination of Anwar Sadat in 1981 as punishment for signing the Camp David accords.
KAFED is funding basic sections of the venture, such as Al-Sayyad roundabout, located at the eastern entrance of Beirut, where tunnels and causeways were being built, as well as Camille Chamoun Boulevard, also a key road intersection on the outskirts of the capital.
Sarkis Naoum, a political analyst with AN NAHAR, likened Berri to the late former Lebanese President Camille Chamoun, a Christian Maronite leader who was known as a shrewd and cunning politician in Lebanon.
The opening of the sixth Francophone Games at the Beirut-based Camille Chamoun Sports Stadium, which took place on Sunday evening and was televised live to more than 70 million millions worldwide, was another event helping to put Lebanon back on the international map, Charles Ayyoub, editor and publisher of the local daily AD DIYAR, said Monday.
As for other important visitors to Brummana, these include Coca-Cola and petroleum conferences hosted at the Printania Palace hotel in 1967 and 1968, respectively; the 1950s were meanwhile dominated by visits from Lebanese president Camille Chamoun, who is described on the Brummana site as having tried out most of the hotels in the area, and whose dependence on US invasions provided evidence for Friedman's hypothesis that "power matters.
The Struggle in the Levant focuses on Lebanon after its independence and the policy of President Camille Chamoun who tried to keep Lebanon neutral by being pro-British and pro-American, and less pro-French, to win Moslem support.
I don't see Lebanon surviving as it is today," said Dori Chamoun, leader of the Maronite-based National Liberal party and son of a former president and longtime political figure, the late Camille Chamoun.
In his elaborate memoirs, Camille Chamoun, the former Lebanese president, stated that he did not fear for his country to fracture along sectarian lines, until after Iraq fell apart.