Pierre Amine Gemayel, Pierre Gemayel sometimes called Jr. (September 24, 1972 - November 21, 2006) was a Lebanese Maronite politician, son of former president Amin Gemayel, nephew of former President Bashir Gemayel and small -son of the founder of the Kataeb, Pierre Gemayel.

He entered political life in Lebanon in 2000, when he won the parliamentary elections in Metn. Moderator of the reform movement Kataeb (Phalange party opposed to the official headed by Karim Pakradouni since the end of the war), he joined with his father, the gathering of Kornet Shehwan.

He opposed the reappointment of President Emile Lahoud and took part in the Cedar Revolution after the assassination of Rafiq Hariri in February 2005.

During the 2005 elections, it is the only member of the Alliance list of 14 March to win a parliamentary seat in the Metn district, enjoying the fact that the list opposite alliance between Aoun and Michel Murr has kept a vacancy.

In July 2005 he was appointed industry minister in the government of Fouad Siniora. It was launched in late 2005 a development plan of the Lebanese industry called "Industry for Lebanese Youth 2010". He was assassinated with his bodyguard November 21, 2006.

The government decided a three-day official mourning, the attack was condemned by the entire Lebanese political and international.

 Circumstances of his assassination [edit] This was during a trip November 21, 2006 in the electoral district of Metn, in Jdeideh, a suburb north of Beirut, the minister's car is struck by another vehicle. Three gunmen out of the vehicle and shoot with automatic weapons with silencers on the car of Pierre Gemayel. Seriously wounded in the head, he was taken to a nearby hospital, he died shortly after his emergency admission. Soon after, the Lebanese army be deployed in force in the capital and his father, Amin Gemayel, called for calm.

Pierre Gemayel refused escorts, and himself drove his car unshielded. The assassination of Pierre Gemayel is new in terms of procedure. It took place in broad daylight on a busy street, while the attacks that affected the Lebanese political class since October 2004 were most often committed with explosives or car bomb.

His funeral was held Nov. 23, 2006, on Martyrs' Square, in a gathering of hundreds of thousands of supporters of the Alliance on March 14, and have assumed a political character, in a country mired in a serious political crisis since the summer.

The Security Council UN has accepted a request from Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora, to include the assassination of Pierre Gemayel in the mandate of the international commission of inquiry on the series of murders and attacks that shaken Lebanon since October 2004.

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