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Ali Khalil Qanso
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President of the Syrian Social Nationalist Party
In office
5 August 2016 – 4 July 2018
Preceded by Assaad Hardan
In office
5 August 2005 – 2008
Succeeded by Assaad Hardan
Minister of State for parliamentary affairs
In office
18 December 2016 – 4 July 2018
Prime Minister Saad Hariri
Preceded by Muhammad Fneish
Personal details
Born 1948 (1948)
Doueir, Lebanon
Died July 4, 2018(2018-07-04) (aged 69–70)
Beirut, Lebanon
Political party Syrian Social Nationalist Party

Ali Khalil Qanso (Arabic: علي قانصوه) was a Lebanese politician who served as a minister for parliamentary affairs in the second cabinet of Saad Hariri. He was the president of the Syrian Social Nationalist Party and he served as minister of state in Najib Mikati government and previously minister of labor in the cabinet of Rafik Hariri.

Early life and education

Qanso was born into a Shiite family in 1948 in Doueir, Lebanon. He received bachelor of arts and master of arts degrees in Arabic literature from Lebanese University.

Political career

Qanso was Minister for Labour of Lebanon in the government of Rafiq Hariri from 2000-03. He was for the 3rd time head of the Syrian Social Nationalist Party from 5 August 2005 to July 2008. He again entered into government in July 2008 as Minister of State under Fouad Siniora with the backing of Hezbollah as part of the March 8 Alliance.

On 5 August 2016, he was elected again as the head of SSNP.

Flag of the Syrian Social Nationalist Party
Flag of the Syrian Social Nationalist Party

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