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Kamal Jumblatt Quotes

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Kamal Fouad Jumblatt (Arabic: كمال فؤاد جنبلاط‎) (December 6, 1917 – March 16, 1977) was a Lebanese socialist politician, writer & philosopher. On 17 March 1949, Kamal Jumblatt officially founded the Progressive Socialist Party (PSP) and declared its constitution on 1 May 1949. On 1 May 1948, he married May Arslan, daughter of Emir Shakib Arslan, in Geneva. Their only son, Walid Jumblatt, was born on 7 August 1949. On 16 March 1977, Kamal Jumblatt was gunned down in his car near the village of Baakline in the Chouf mountains by unidentified gunmen.

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