Takieddine el-Solh

1908 - 1988
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1908

Takieddine was born in 1908, Beirut, Lebanon. He had three brothers and four sisters. He graduated from Saint Joseph University in Beirut then completed his Political Sciences studies in Paris. He worked as a journalist, heading the Syndicate of Journalism before joining the Lebanese Foreign Service.

Takieddine in Egypt

He served as the Councillor of the Lebanese Embassy in Egypt

He married Fadwa Barazi

1957

He was elected as a Member of the Lebanese Parliament in 1957-60 (Zahle) and 1964-68 (Baalbek) representing the Bekaa region in eastern Lebanon. He was appointed Interior Minister in 1964-65.

View of a parliamentary session

1973

He served as Prime Minister and minister of finance from 1973 to 1974

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Takieddine with Anwar Sadat of Egypt

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Takieddine with the King of Saudi Arabia

Takieddine with Fidel Castro

Takieddine with Yasser Arafat

Takieddine with Indira Ghandi

1974

Takieddine el Solh visits Syria in 1974

1974

He resigns in 1974

1980

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In July 1980, he was named Prime Minister, but resigned in October after he was unable to form a government