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Hizbullah supports Lahoud’s desire to complete remainder of his mandate

Hizbullah’s Deputy Secretary General Sheikh Naim Qassem said his party supports President Emile Lahoud serving out the remainder of his term, despite opposition calls to cut short his mandate. Speaking during a news conference late last night, Qassem said Hizbullah “will not support calls to cut short Lahoud’s presidential term.” Lahoud, seen by the opposition as a pro-Syrian figure, had his six-year term extended for a further three years in 2004. Full Story

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