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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Researcher Elie Chamoun investigated whether genetic variants in taste receptors related to sweet preference, fat taste sensitivity and aversion to bitter green leafy vegetables influence the snacks chosen by preschoolers.
Researcher Elie Chamoun of University of Guelph investigated whether genetic variants in taste receptors related to sweet preference, fat taste sensitivity and aversion to bitter green leafy vegetables influence the snacks chosen by preschoolers.
It's about exploring how the work changes from medium to medium, idea to idea," Chamoun told The Daily Star.
NNA - Nationalist Liberal Party head MP Dany Chamoun on Thursday met at the Party's Central House with Saudi Ambassador to Lebanon, Walid Al-Yaacoub, as part of his visits among the political leaderships and dignitaries.
During a meeting with the Lebanese ambassador here Tracy Chamoun at the embassy's headquarters on Sunday, Ramadan said bilateral relations are model to follow suit on the pan-Arab level, particularly in regard to coordination on issues of mutual interest and the Palestinian cause.
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In response to the nude pic scandal, thousands of fans expressed their support for Chamoun.
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.
Beirut-based M&C Saatchi MENA has promoted Vincent Chamoun to the position of re- gional development director.
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.
From now on, Hizbullah wants to prove to everyone that it does not recognize the STL or its indictments, although the group agreed on establishing the tribunal during the first meeting for the national dialogue committee in 2006 headed by House Speaker Nabih Berri," AL SEYASSAH quoted Chamoun as saying Tuesday.
The Christian leader was to have laid a wreath on the grave of Dany Chamoun, the son of former President Camille Chamoun, in Deir al-Qammar, but protesters from the National Liberal Party (NLP) headed by Dory Chamoun (Dany's brother) refused to allow him to do so, saying that his visit was too late.