Tuesday, November 20, 2007

'Lebanon still in political deadlock'

From the LATimes, here
"...The March 14 coalition, led by Saad Hariri, the son of Rafik Hariri, has threatened to choose a president itself and form a government with its slim majority rather than continue seeking consensus. That position has been publicly endorsed as constitutional by U.S. Ambassador Jeffrey Feltman..."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Things are moving quickly in Lebanon and maybe the LA Times hasn't caught up with events. At this time of writing 3:40 pm EST agreement around the candidacy of Michel Edde seems to emerge. Michel Aoun has just declared that he will not oppose the candidacy of Edde. Hariri is in Moscow and maybe Putin will arrange the opening of doors of Damascus for M. Hariri if the latter wants to ever become a Prime Minister. The next 24-36 hours will be crucial. Meanwhile, the election session has been officially postponed to Friday Nov.23. Lebanese are keeping their fingers crossed.