File - Kataeb Party leader Amine Gemayel speaks during a news conference in Beirut, Lebanon. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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1960: Amine Gemayel was born on Jan. 22, 1942, in the Metn town of Bikfaya. In 1960 he joined the ranks of the Kataeb Party, which was founded by his father Pierre Gemayel. As a result, the Lebanese government retracted the agreement on March 5, 1984, and it was abolished by Parliament in 1987 .1988: Fifteen minutes before the expiry of his term in 1988, and after Christian parties failed to agree on a name for the presidency, Gemayel appointed then-Army commander Michel Aoun to the post of prime minister to head a military transitional government tasked with holding presidential elections. By going against the tradition of reserving the premiership for a Sunni, Gemayel drew the ire of Muslim politicians and warlords who refused to accept the Aoun government, instead recognizing the rival government of Salim al-Hoss, whom Gemayel had dismissed in favor of Aoun. On March 14, 1989, Aoun waged a military campaign against Syrian presence in Lebanon which lasted for several months.
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