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Lebanon presidential vote set for another delay

Lebanon’s presidential election is set for a 12th delay despite efforts by the Arab League chief to get rival Lebanese leaders to agree an Arab plan to end the country’s crisis, a senior political source said on Friday. Parliament had been scheduled to meet on Saturday to confirm army commander General Michel Suleiman as head of state but no vote can take place without a deal between the Western-backed majority and the Hezbollah-led opposition. The expected delay will follow three days of intense talks by Arab League Secretary-General Amr Moussa with rival leaders in Beirut on the Arab plan that calls for the election of Suleiman, formation of a national unity government and drafting a new law for parliamentary election that is due next year. Full Story

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