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White House Tells Lebanon, Pick a Prez!

Factions plan to meet Monday; they may have to amend constitution

(Newser) - Washington pressed Lebanon today to pick a new president after the office has been left empty for three weeks, the AP reports. The Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs David Welch said the election would “restore dignity and respect to the most important Christian office." Lebanese... More »

Pro-Syrian Wins Lebanon Seat

Former president defeated in race for murdered son's seat

(Newser) - The complex political crisis in Lebanon deepened yesterday when a Christian opposition candidate  defeated a  pro-government former president in a special parliamentary election—one of two held to fill seats of anti-Syrian politicians assassinated last year. Ex-president Amin Gemayel, a key player in the US backed majority coalition, was running... More »

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