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Amine Pierre Gemayel (Arabic: أمين بيار الجميٌل‎) (born 22 January 1942) was President of Lebanon from 1982 to 1988 and is the leader of Kataeb Party.

Born in the Lebanese village of Bikfaya, Amine Gemayel (pronounced ) is the son of Pierre Gemayel, founder of the Kataeb Party. Gemayel was elected to the presidency by the National Assembly on 21 September 1982, in place of his brother Bachir Gemayel who had been elected the previous month but had been assassinated before taking office.

After obtaining a law degree in 1965 from the St. Joseph University in Beirut, Amine Gemayel concentrated on building up his family's newspaper business. In a 1969 by-election, he was elected to succeed his deceased uncle, Maurice Gemayel, as a member of the National Assembly; he defeated Fuad Lahoud by a margin of 54% to 41%. In 1972, in the last election to be held for 20 years, he was reelected by a large margin.

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