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Takieddin el-Solh

Takieddin el-Solh
تقي الدين الصلح
El-Solh in 1957
Prime Minister of Lebanon
In office
21 June 1973 – 31 October 1974
PresidentSuleiman Frangieh
Preceded byAmin al-Hafez
Succeeded byRachid Solh

Takieddin el-Solh (also Takieddin Solh, Takieddin as-Solh; Arabic: تقي الدين الصلح) (1908 – 27 November 1988) was a Lebanese politician who served as the Prime Minister of Lebanon from 1973 to 1974, and again briefly in 1980.

El-Solh was born in Sidon, Lebanon. A Sunni Muslim, he was a legislator representing the Beqaa Valley from 1957–60 and 1964–68. From 1964–65, he was Minister of the Interior in the Government of Hussein al-Oweini. In 1973, President Suleiman Frangieh named him Prime Minister and Minister for Finance.[1] He served as Prime Minister until 1974, when he was succeeded by Rachid Solh. In July 1980, President Elias Sarkis asked el-Solh to form a government, but he was unable to do so and resigned in October.

His wife was Fadwa Barazi El-Solh.

Takieddin was known for wearing the tarboush. He was faced with extensive objection by the Syrians and was told to leave Lebanon. He spent his last days in Paris, where he died aged 80.[2]

In art and culture

The mansion Takieddin el-Solh and Fadwa Barazi El-Solh had inhabited was the subject of an installation displaying photographs, newspapers, films, texts and drawings in the exhibition of Gregory Buchakjian, Abandoned Dwellings of Beirut, that took place at the Villa Empain in Brussels, 2019.[3]


  1. ^ "Former Ministers". 18 December 2019. Archived from the original on 18 December 2019.
  2. ^ "Takieddin Solh, Ex-Lebanese Premier, 80". New York Times. 30 November 1988. Retrieved 6 July 2021.
  3. ^ Cornwell, Tim (9 December 2019). "Houses of memory: Inside the abandoned buildings of Beirut". Middle East Eye. Retrieved 4 July 2020.
Political offices Preceded byAmin al-Hafez Prime Minister of Lebanon 1973–74 Succeeded byRachid Solh Preceded byFouad Naffah Minister of Finance 1973–74 Succeeded byKhalid Jumblatt Preceded bySelim al-Hoss Prime Minister of Lebanon 1980 Succeeded byShafik Wazzan
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