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Lebanon president flags army chief as provisional successor

Lebanese President Emile Lahoud said Thursday he would name army chief General Michel Suleiman as his provisional successor if the country’s competing political camps fail to agree on a permanent one.He was speaking ahead of a planned parliamentary vote this autumn to elect a new president, with the country’s pro- and anti-Syrian blocs in a deadlock that threatens to exacerbate ongoing political paralysis. Full Story

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