Michel Suleiman facts for kids
|16th President of Lebanon|
25 May 2008 – 25 May 2014
|Prime Minister||Fouad Siniora
|Preceded by||Fouad Siniora (Acting)|
|Succeeded by||Tammam Salam (Acting)|
|Commander of the Lebanese Armed Forces|
21 December 1998 – 30 August 2008
Fuad Siniora (Acting)
|Preceded by||Émile Lahoud|
|Succeeded by||Jean Kahwaji|
|Born||21 November 1948
|Alma mater||Lebanese Army Military Academy
|Years of service||1967–2008|
|Commands|| • 11th Infantry Brigade
• 6th Infantry Brigade
• Lebanese Armed Forces
|Battles/wars|| • Lebanese Civil War
• Operation Dinnieh
• Operation Benin
• 2006 Lebanon War
• Operation Nahr el-Bared
Michel Suleiman or Sleiman (Arabic: ميشال سليمان Mīšāl Sulaymān, born 21 November 1948) is a Lebanese politician. He was the President of Lebanon from 2008 to 2014. Before becoming President, he served as Commander of the Lebanese Armed Forces from 1998 to 2008.
After Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) commander Émile Lahoud took office as President in November 1998, Suleiman succeeded him, taking his place in December. Suleiman was later elected President and was sworn into office on 25 May 2008.
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Michel Sleiman meeting Argentine President Cristina Kirchner in The Casa Rosada, October 2012.
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