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Ahead of the 2014 presidential election, this is the second in a series of articles examining the circumstances and conditions that shaped the elections of Lebanon's 12 presidents since 1943 .The miniature civil war pitted Chamoun against the Lebanese supporters of the late Egyptian President Gamal Abdel-Nasser, when Chamoun refused to break ties with Western powers in the aftermath of the 1956 Suez Crisis.Some analysts – such as Farid al-Khazen, writing in an article submitted to a 2011 conference on Lebanese presidential elections organized by the Issam Fares Center for Lebanon – argue that at the time of Chamoun's election, foreign intervention was minimal compared to the level of blatant intervention in the post-Taif Agreement era.Contrary to PSF principles, Chamoun agreed to engage Lebanon in Western pacts and kept his promise after his election on Sept. 23, 1952 .
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