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Friday, May 23, 2014

Lebanon: Still No President as Suleiman's Term Expires; Paul Salem on the Issue

What with the impending Papal visit to the Middle East and Egyptian Presidential elections, it's relatively easy to overlook the fact that Lebanese President Michel Suleiman's six-year Presidential term expires this weekend, and that just yesterday the Lebanese Parliament failed once again to elect a successor. As a result, just months after finally cobbling together a Cabinet, Lebanon faces a vacuum in the Presidency. (Earlier blogpost here.) Here to shed some light is MEI's own Paul Salem, in a recent Q&A, and in this more recent video:

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