Elias Sarkis

president of Lebanon

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role in Lebanese history

  • Lebanon
    In Lebanon: Civil war

    …the midst of this violence, Elias Sarkis was elected president in May 1976. With the Christians on the defensive against the forces affiliated with the LNM, there appeared to be some opening for negotiations to patch up the fractured communal consensus. Sarkis’s mediation efforts, however, were thwarted by two principal…

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