Lebanon general formally nominated

Michel Suleiman has been formally nominated for Lebanon’s presidency with the backing of the majority coalition in parliament after the post fell vacant over a week ago. But the constitution, which says senior public servants can only run for president two years after leaving office, must be amended before the army commander can take office. Emile Lahoud’s term expired last week, but the vote was postponed several times and parliament is now to choose his successor on Friday. Full Story

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