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Elias Sarkis

Sarkis, Elias, 1924–85, president of Lebanon (1976–82). He was governor (1967–76) of Lebanon's central bank and was elected president by parliament during the bitter Lebanese civil war (1975–76). Despite his peace efforts, civil strife and foreign intervention continued in Lebanon.

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