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Thursday, January 3, 2008

Veto power sought in Lebanon for Hezbollah

In a article by Hussein Dakroub of the AP is reporting that Hezbollah is looking to block the Presidential elections in Lebanon if their group is not given veto power. This is not could news for US relations or Lebanon. Here are some interesting quotes from the article:


A parliamentary session to elect a new president was postponed for the 11th time
on Dec. 28 with feuding factions deadlocked over a constitutional amendment and
the shape of a future government. A new parliament session has been set for Jan.
12.
The crisis over the presidency has capped a yearlong power struggle
between anti-Syrian politicians, who hold a slim majority in parliament and
support the Western-backed government of Prime Minister Fuad Saniora, and the
opposition led by Hezbollah.

As long as there is a U.S. decision not to give the opposition a veto power, this means there won't be a presidential election," he said.
Last month, President Bush for the first time openly urged Lebanon's ruling coalition to push through their own choice for president if necessary to resolve the long deadlock.

Read article here: http://www.townhall.com/news/world/2008/01/02/hezbollah_wants_veto_in_Lebanon

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