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The Lebanese Front or Front libanais in French, was a coalition of mainly Christian parties formed in 1976 during the Lebanese Civil War. It was intended to act as a counter force to the Lebanese National Movement of Kamal Jumblatt and others.

Lebanese Front
الجبهة اللبنانية
Participant in Lebanese Civil War (1975–1986)
Active Until 1986
Groups Kataeb Party
National Liberal Party
Marada Movement
Guardians of the Cedars
Al-Tanzim
Other minor Christian organizations
Leaders Pierre Gemayel
Camille Chamoun
Suleiman Franjieh
Headquarters Beirut
Strength 20,000-25,000
Allies Israeli Defense Forces (IDF)
South Lebanon Army
Opponents Lebanese National Movement (LNF)
Lebanese National Resistance Front (LNRF)
Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO)
Lebanese Communist Party (LCP)
Progressive Socialist Party (PSP)
Syrian Social National Party (SSNP)
Syrian Armed Forces 1976–1990

The Lebanese Front (Arabic: الجبهة اللبنانية‎‎| al-Jabha al-Lubnaniyya) or Front libanais in French, was a coalition of mainly Christian parties formed in 1976 during the Lebanese Civil War. It was intended to act as a counter force to the Lebanese National Movement (LNM) of Kamal Jumblatt and others.

The Lebanese Front was presided by the charismatic former president of Lebanon, Camille Chamoun, and its main participants were Pierre Gemayel, the founder and leader of the then-largest political party in Lebanon, the Kataeb Party, president Suleiman Frangieh, who had just finished his presidential years in office. It also included first class intellectuals, such as distinguished professor of philosophy and eminent diplomat Charles Malik who had been president of the United Nations General Assembly in 1958, and Fouad Frem al-Boustani, the president of the Lebanese University. The front also included religious figures such as Father Charbel Qassis, who was later replaced by Father Bulus Naaman the "head of the permanent congress of the Lebanese monastic orders". For a brief while the poet Said Aql was a member.

As soon as the war erupted in Lebanon, and before the Lebanese Front was formed, many of the future leaders of the Lebanese Front organized their political parties into militias, most notably Camille Chamoun's National Liberal Party, Pierre Gemayel's influential longstanding Kataeb Party, and Suleiman Frangieh's Marada Brigade. The number of men totalled around 18,000, which was a relatively large number given that the total population of Lebanon was less than three million.

However, the relations among the participants became tense mainly due to Frangieh's pro-Syrian approach. In addition, in 1978, Suleiman Frangieh's son Tony and his family were killed by armed Kataeb militiamen trying to kidnap him acting on orders from Bashir Gemayel, the son of Pierre Gemayel. The incident is known as the Ehden massacre. It was this turning point that prompted Suleiman Frangieh to resign from the Front.

In 1982, the Lebanese Front promoted Bashir Gemayel for the presidency. He was elected as president as soon as the Israeli forces invaded Lebanon, only to be assassinated three weeks later.

During the second half of the 1980s, most of the prominent leaders of the Lebanese Front died (Pierre Gemayel in 1984, both Chamoun and Charles Malik in 1987) and were replaced by leaders of much less influence: George Saadeh and Karim Pakradouni. The Lebanese Front then lived for a short period only, and its new leaders shifted towards Syria. Dany Chamoun, son of deceased Camille Chamoun, formed a new Lebanese Front that was not pro-Syria, but a week after the end of the Lebanese Civil war in October 1990, Dany was assassinated and the Lebanese Front came to an end.

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(29 Dec 1978) A meeting of the Lebanese Front is held in Beirut. Attending the meeting is Pierre Gemayel and Camille Chamoun. You can license this story ...

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(19 Mar 1977) Various members of the Lebanese Front including Pierre Gemayel and Suleiman Frangieh meet for a reunion. You can license this story through ...

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(4 Feb 1977) Meeting of the recently formed right wing Lebanese Front, including former President Suleiman Frangieh, Reverend Charbell Qassis, and Pierre ...

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(22 May 1979) A meeting of the Lebanese Front, the right-wing coalition of mainly Christian parties is held in Beirut. You can license this story through AP ...

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(7 Apr 1977) A Lebanese Front spokesman speaking in French about their recent memorandum to Arab leaders about Palestinian involvement in Lebanon.