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Lebanon presidential vote delayed to Tuesday

Lebanon’s presidential election was postponed again on Friday, despite rival leaders’ agreement in principle to give the post to army chief Michel Suleiman in a step that would ease the country’s deep political crisis. Lawmakers gathered at the tightly guarded parliament in downtown Beirut for a 1 p.m. (1100 GMT) session, only for it to be called off until noon (1000 GMT) on Tuesday, the seventh delay since the first attempt to hold the vote on Sept. 25. Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri, a leading member of the opposition, announced the delay in a statement read on his behalf after holding talks with majority leader Saad al-Hariri. Full Story

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