Bashir Gemayel with his father Pierre. (Wikipedia)
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Politicians and celebrities Thursday honored former President-elect Bachir Gemayel, on the 35th anniversary of his assassination. A Mass was held by Gemayel's family Thursday evening at Bikfaya's Mar Mikhael Church. Gemayel was a senior Kataeb party member and commander of the Lebanese Forces during the Civil War.He was elected president on Aug. 23, 1982 . But nine days before he was scheduled to be sworn into office on Sept. 23, Gemayel, other Kataeb Party members and innocent bystanders were killed when a bomb exploded at the party's headquarters in Ashrafieh. Gemayel's brother, Amin, took over the role of president.
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