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Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Good News from Lebanon

Well, they finally have a government -- not much of one, but it'll do..., it'll do.

Lebanon’s Prime Minister-designate Najib Mikati announced he has succeeded in forming a new government, after a month and a half of political wrangling by pro-Syrian and opposition politicians.

Lebanon’s fledgling Prime Minister Najib Mikati made the eagerly-waited announcement that he had put together a new government at the presidential palace.

The government, with those named today, he insisted, will be a short-term administration, destined to supervise parliamentary elections, quickly, and within the constitutional time frame, “God willing,” as he put it.

This was a necessary precondition to holding elections next month and the long and bitter squabbling that delayed forming the government was seen by many as a means of postponing those elections. Now the way is open for a process that will lead to the establishment of an autonomous, democratic Lebanese state.

Good news, indeed.

Read about it at Publius Pundit [here]


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