The former Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Farid Nabil Makari, passed away after a struggle with illness on Wednesday, August 17th
A series of political statements were issued praising his national, political, and legislative march of the former Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Farid Makari, who passed away yesterday, after a struggle with illness.
Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri mourned the late on behalf of Parliament and said in a statement: “With the passing of President Farid Makari, the Parliament is losing one of the dear colleagues who worked faithfully for Lebanon.”
Prime Minister Saad Hariri said: “With great sadness and sorrow, we mourn the former Deputy Speaker of Parliament, a former member of the Future Prosecution bloc, and companion in the path of martyr Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, Farid Makari.”
The head of the Marada Movement, Sleiman Frangieh said: “I lost a dear friend, and Koura lost a loyal friend and its people, and Lebanese politics lost him, seeking to bring the views closer in parliament, government and relations.”
Farid Nabil Makari was born in Anfeh – Koura in 1947. He studied civil engineering at the University of Texas in Austin (USA) and obtained a BA in this field.
He joined the Saudi Oger and Oger international companies, which were founded by the martyr Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri. He entered the political fray for the first time through the parliamentary elections.
He contested them in 1992 and won the Orthodox parliamentary seat for Koura. He was re-elected for the same seat in the 1996, 2000, and 2005 elections.