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Lebanese Assembly Re-elects Pro-Syria Premier Who Quit

Nine days after Lebanon’s pro-Syrian prime minister, Omar Karami, was forced to quit under pressure by opponents of Syria’s occupation, he was voted back into the post on Wednesday by the Lebanese Parliament. Mr. Karami was chosen by 71 deputies out of a current total of 126, according to the Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation television. The president, Émile Lahoud, is bound by the choice of Parliament – which is dominated by pro-Syrian deputies – and will appoint him on Thursday.Full Story

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