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Lebanon’s 13th President

How General Michel Aoun won the presidency  By Marlene Khalife  With a majority of 83 votes, 36 white papers, and cameo nominations for Zorba the Greek and Lebanese Forces MP Strida Geagea, MP Michel Aoun, the head of the Free Patriotic Movement’s (FPM) parliamentary bloc became Lebanon’s 13th president since its independence from France, seven decades

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Lebanon Finally Ready to Elect a President

By Tom Perry and Laila Bassam BEIRUT, Oct 31 – Twenty-six years after being forced from Lebanon’s presidential palace and into exile by the Syrian army, Michel Aoun is set to be elected head of state on Monday, backed by many of his old enemies. The elections will finally see Lebanon elect a president after nearly

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A Headless State

Three decades later, Lebanon’s leading Christian rivals finally reconcile, but will that get the country a president? BY Nicholas Noe For most people in the Middle East, the prospect that Lebanon might finally install a president after more than a year and a half of political deadlock probably passed with little notice. After all, there are

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