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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In his word, Chamoun recalled the shocking moments of first news of the assassination of both his brother, Danny, and Gibran Tueini, who have joined the long convoy of LebanonA's martyrs by sacrificing their lives for their beloved country.
Later, Chamoun took on a position as art teacher at the school in exchange for the education of two of his younger brothers.
NNA - The "National Liberals Party" commemorated Saturday 25 years since the assassination of Martyr Dani Chamoun and his family, paying tribute to the nation's fallen martyrs on October 10, 1990.
in the 1940s, Lebanese foreign ministers have always done an admirable job of representing their country, from Charles Malik, who in 1948 helped co-write the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, to Camille Chamoun.
In response to the nude pic scandal, thousands of fans expressed their support for Chamoun.
A campaign called '#stripforjackie' has flooded social media sites with naked torsos in response to the outcry over the images of Jackie Chamoun, who is currently competing in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.
I Am Not Naked Campaign Launches on Facebook While the Jackie Chamoun scandal steadily dominated social media networks on Tuesday, the hashtag #StripForJackie was born and accompanied numerous posts of photos depicting both men and women in states of partial nudity.
El Hajj replaces Joseph Chamoun who moved to the airline's hub in Abu Dhabi in August 2012 to become general manager for the home market.
Tony Chamoun, president of TLC, has set up the Randa Chamoun Scholarship in honor of his daughter, Randa Chamoun, who was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor at age 17 during her senior year of high school.
However, I knew President Camille Chamoun well, and found a picture of him with the King of Saudi Arabia, Saud bin Abdel-Aziz.
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THE Lebanese government should hold Hizbollah secretary-general Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah responsible for Bahrain's decision to suspend flights to Lebanon and prevent its citizens from visiting the country, Lebanese National Liberal Party leader MP Dori Chamoun said.