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Michel Suleiman
ميشال سليمان
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16th President of Lebanon
In office
25 May 2008 – 25 May 2014
Prime Minister Fouad Siniora
Saad Hariri
Najib Mikati
Tammam Salam
Preceded by Fouad Siniora (Acting)
Succeeded by Tammam Salam (Acting)
Commander of the Lebanese Armed Forces
In office
21 December 1998 – 30 August 2008
President Émile Lahoud
Fuad Siniora (Acting)
Preceded by Émile Lahoud
Succeeded by Jean Kahwaji
Personal details
Born (1948-11-21) 21 November 1948 (age 73)
Amsheet, Lebanon
Political party Independent
Spouse(s) Wafaa Suleiman
Alma mater Lebanese Army Military Academy
Lebanese University
Military service
Allegiance Lebanon Lebanon
Branch/service Lebanese Army
Years of service 1967–2008
Rank General
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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