|Prime Minister Tammam Salam|
Name Gebran Bassil
Preceded by Adnan Mansour
Party Free Patriotic Movement
|Born 21 June 1970 (age 45)
Batroun, Lebanon (1970-06-21) |
Political party Free Patriotic Movement
Alma mater American University of Beirut
Education American University of Beirut
Similar People Michel Aoun, Tammam Salam, Saad Hariri, Nabih Berri, Samir Geagea
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Gebran Gerge Bassil (Arabic: جبران جرجي باسيل; born 21 June 1970) is a Lebanese politician, and as of 20 September 2015, the leader of the Free Patriotic Movement.Husband of President Michel aoun's daughter main reason to his political ascension .
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- Personal life
Press conference gebran bassil 03 11 2015
Bassil was born in a Maronite Christian family. Bassil received a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in civil engineering from the American University of Beirut in 1992 and 1993 respectively. He is a member of a number of associations: the Lebanese Red Cross and Rotary Club of Batroun -Lebanon.
Bassil was appointed Minister of Communications in the Government of Prime Minister Fouad Siniora between July 2008 until November 2009. In November 2009, he took over the Minister of Energy and Water in the government, which is headed by Prime Minister Najib Mikati.
Between the years of 1998 and 2005, Gebran Bassil was an activist for various positions in the Free Patriotic Movement in Lebanon. In 2005, he became a candidate in the general elections in the district of Batroun. He didn't succeed at getting elected. From 2005 to 2008, Bassil became the head of the Free Patriotic Movement. He served as the minister of telecommunications in the Lebanese cabinet led by Fouad Siniora from May 2008 to June 2009, and then as the minister of energy in the cabinet headed by Saad Hariri Bassil lost the general elections held in 2009. He has been serving as the minister of energy and water in the cabinet headed by Najib Mikati since June 2011, and assumed the role of Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants as of February 2014.
Bassil and his wife Chantale Michel Aoun have three children. His father in law is the current Lebanese president (since 31 October 2016) and the former leader and the founder of the Free Patriotic Movement, Michel Aoun.