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Salim Karam

Salim Bey Karam (Arabic:سليم بك كرم‎), born on May 21, 1946 in Zgharta, Lebanon was a Minister of State in the Lebanese government. He is also a Member of Parliament for the Maronite Catholic seat of Zgharta-Zawyie, in North Lebanon.

Salim Bey Karam
سليم بك كرم
Member of the Parliament of the Republic of Lebanon
In office
7 June 2009 – 21 May 2018
Prime Minister
See list
Minister of State in Lebanese government
In office
13 June 2011 – 15 February 2014
Prime MinisterNajib Mikati
Personal details
Born (1946-05-21)May 21, 1946 (age 75)
Zgharta, Lebanon
NationalityLebanese
Spouse(s)Marina Nabih Chammas
RelationsYoussef Salim Karam (father)
ChildrenRita, Christina
Alma materAmerican University of Beirut

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Salim Bey Karam was born in Zgharta on May 21, 1946. He is the fourth son of politician and former MP Youssef Salim Karam. His mother was Mariette Tarabay. His father was a Member of Parliament during (1943-1947), (1947-1953), (1960-1964). His grandfather, Salim Bey Mikhael Bey Karam, was District Governor of Ehden (1898-1900).

He is a direct descendant of a brother of the famous national Lebanese hero Youssef Bey Karam.

Karam was educated at De La Salle School in Tripoli and International College of Beirut. He went to American University of Beirut, graduating with a Business Degree. He has had a career in commerce and agriculture.

Salim Karam with President Michel Aoun

Salim Karam has been the leader of the Karam Family League since 1973 after the step down of his older brother Assaad Bey (after 1972 Parliamentary Elections). He was a member of the High Political Leadership Council of Zgharta during 1975-76 Lebanese Civil War.

He was staunchly opposed to the Syrian occupation of Lebanon in the 1990s; however, today with the withdrawal of Syrian Armies from Lebanon he supports equal bi-lateral relations with Syria with the strict condition Syria does not interfere in Lebanese politics.

Karam was a candidate in the General Elections of 1996, 2000 and 2005 and boycotted the 1992 elections in line with the wishes of General Michel Aoun

During the Lebanese Parliamentary Elections of 7 June 2009, Salim Bey Karam was elected for the 1st time as a Member of Parliament for the Maronite seat of Zgharta-Zawyieh. He won the seat along with his two running partners Suleiman Frangieh, Jr and Estephan El Douaihy.

He was appointed minister of state in June 2011. He is part of the March 8 coalition and the Change and Reform bloc in Najib Mikati's cabinet.

Karam married in 1975 Marina Nabih Chammas and they have two daughters, Rita and Christina.

Salim Karam
Salim Karam Article Talk Language Watch Edit 160 160 Redirected from Salim Bey Karam Salim Bey Karam Arabic سليم بك كرم born on May 21 1946 in Zgharta Lebanon was a Minister of State in the Lebanese government He is also a Member of Parliament for the Maronite Catholic seat of Zgharta Zawyie in North Lebanon 1 Salim Bey Karam سليم بك كرمMember of the Parliament of the Republic of LebanonIn office 7 June 2009 21 May 2018Prime MinisterSee list Saad Hariri 2009 2011 Najib Mikati 2011 2014 Tammam SalamMinister of State in Lebanese governmentIn office 13 June 2011 15 February 2014Prime MinisterNajib MikatiPersonal detailsBorn 1946 05 21 May 21 1946 age 75 Zgharta LebanonNationalityLebaneseSpouse s Marina Nabih ChammasRelationsYoussef Salim Karam father ChildrenRita ChristinaAlma materAmerican University of Beirut Contents 1 Early life and education 2 Political career 3 Personal life 4 See also 5 External links 6 ReferencesEarly life and education EditSalim Bey Karam was born in Zgharta on May 21 1946 He is the fourth son of politician and former MP Youssef Salim Karam 2 His mother was Mariette Tarabay 3 His father was a Member of Parliament during 1943 1947 1947 1953 1960 1964 His grandfather Salim Bey Mikhael Bey Karam 4 was District Governor of Ehden 1898 1900 He is a direct descendant of a brother of the famous national Lebanese hero Youssef Bey Karam 5 Karam was educated at De La Salle School in Tripoli and International College of Beirut He went to American University of Beirut graduating with a Business Degree He has had a career in commerce and agriculture Political career Edit Salim Karam with President Michel Aoun Salim Karam has been the leader of the Karam Family League since 1973 after the step down of his older brother Assaad Bey 6 after 1972 Parliamentary Elections He was a member of the High Political Leadership Council of Zgharta during 1975 76 Lebanese Civil War He was staunchly opposed to the Syrian occupation of Lebanon in the 1990s however today with the withdrawal of Syrian Armies from Lebanon he supports equal bi lateral relations with Syria with the strict condition Syria does not interfere in Lebanese politics Karam was a candidate in the General Elections of 1996 2000 and 2005 and boycotted the 1992 elections in line with the wishes of General Michel Aoun During the Lebanese Parliamentary Elections of 7 June 2009 Salim Bey Karam was elected for the 1st time as a Member of Parliament for the Maronite seat of Zgharta Zawyieh He won the seat along with his two running partners Suleiman Frangieh Jr 7 and Estephan El Douaihy 8 He was appointed minister of state in June 2011 He is part of the March 8 coalition and the Change and Reform bloc in Najib Mikati s cabinet Personal life EditKaram married in 1975 Marina Nabih Chammas and they have two daughters Rita and Christina See also EditYoussef Bey Karam Youssef Salim Karam Ehden ZghartaExternal links EditSalim Bey Karam on Ehden Family Tree WebsiteReferences Edit Lebanon announces cabinet line up The Marada News 13 June 2011 Retrieved 16 June 2011 Youssef Salim Bey Karam on Ehden Family Tree website Mariette Tarabay on Ehden Family Tree website Salim Bey Karam on Ehden Family Tree website Youssef Bey Karam on Ehden Family Tree website Assaad Bey Karam on Ehden Family Tree website Sleiman Frangieh on Ehden Family Tree website El Marada leader Sleiman Frangieh former minister Estephan Douaihy and Salim Bey Karam addressed economists The Marada News 22 May 2009 Retrieved 20 April 2011 Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title Salim Karam amp oldid 1023545026, wikipedia, wiki, book,

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