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MPs fail to elect president
MPs elect new president

year 2008 Top ^

  Lebanon's parliament has elected army commander General Michel Suleiman as president, ending deadlock which has left the post vacant
 He had won 118 votes out of 127.. Suleiman, who was standing unopposed, is seen as neutral by Lebanon's rival factions

year 2007 Top ^

  The pro-Syrian opposition did not allow the session to achieve the quorum. The term of the incumbent, Emile Lahoud, expires

  Anti-Syrian lawmakers rattled by assassination of one of their colleagues took refuge in a heavily guarded hotel

year 2005 Top ^

Jun.20   Hariri camp secured majority in parliament
  The anti-Syrian opposition is breaking Damascus' long political hold on its tiny neighbor

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