Mario Aoun

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Mario Aoun
Minister of Social Affairs
In office
July 2008 – November 2009
Prime MinisterFouad Siniora
Preceded byNayla Mouawad
Succeeded bySalim Sayegh
Personal details
Born1951 (age 62–63)
Damour
NationalityLebanese
Political partyFree Patriotic Movement
Alma materUniversity of Bordeaux
ReligionChristianity
 
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Mario Aoun
Minister of Social Affairs
In office
July 2008 – November 2009
Prime MinisterFouad Siniora
Preceded byNayla Mouawad
Succeeded bySalim Sayegh
Personal details
Born1951 (age 62–63)
Damour
NationalityLebanese
Political partyFree Patriotic Movement
Alma materUniversity of Bordeaux
ReligionChristianity

Mario Aoun (born 1951) is a Lebanese politician and a member of the Free Patriotic Movement (FPM) led by Michel Aoun.

Early life and education[edit]

Aoun was born into a Maronite family in Damour in 1951.[1][2] He is a graduate of the University of Bordeaux and received a medical degree in endocrinology and metabolic illnesses in 1982.[1]

Career[edit]

Aoun was the chief of service at Lebanese Hospital in Jeitawi in 2004.[1] He also worked at St. Charles Hospital in 2004.[1] In addition, he was FPM’s coordinator in Damour.[1] Later he became the first FPM head of the Lebanese Order of Physicians on 31 May 2004.[3] He served there until 2007. In July 2008, Aoun was appointed minister of social affairs to the cabinet led by Prime Minister Fouad Siniora and replaced Nayla Mouawad as health minister.[4] Aoun ran for a seat from the Chouf district in the general elections of 2009, but he could not win the election.[5] Aoun's tenure as social affairs minister ended in November 2009, and he was succeeded by Salim Sayegh in the aforementioned post.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Meet the government". Now Lebanon. 11 July 2008. Retrieved 18 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "Profiles: Lebanon's new government". Lebanon Wire. 12 July 2008. Retrieved 4 April 2013. 
  3. ^ Raad, Nada (31 May 2004). "Mario Aoun becomes new president of Beirut Order of Physicians". The Daily Star (Beirut). Retrieved 18 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Aounist social affairs minister seeks bigger role". Wikileaks. 25 August 2008. Retrieved 18 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "Elections in Lebanon". IFES. Retrieved 22 March 2013. 
  6. ^ "Lebanon’s new Government". International Foundation for Electoral Systems. 9 November 2009. Retrieved 18 March 2013. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Nayla Mouawad
Minister of Social Affairs
2008 – 2009
Succeeded by
Salim Sayegh