Lebanon presidential vote postponed to March 11

Lebanon's presidential election was postponed on Monday to March 11 from Feb. 26, Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri said, declaring the 15th delay of a vote blocked by a bitter political conflict.

Lebanon presidential vote postponed to March 11
The Western-backed governing coalition and an opposition alliance backed by Syria and Iran have been unable to agree a political deal on how to share seats in a new cabinet, holding up the election of a new president.

The rival sides have agreed that army chief General Michel Suleiman should fill the post, which has been vacant since the term of pro-Syrian President Emile Lahoud expired on Nov. 23.


Reuters
Güncelleme Tarihi: 26 Şubat 2008, 10:22
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