Hizbullah Chooses Lebanon's Next Prime Minister

(New York Times) Anthony Shadid - Najib Miqati, a candidate for prime minister backed by Hizbullah and its allies, won enough support on Monday to form Lebanon's government, unleashing angry protests, realigning politics and culminating the generation-long ascent of the Shiite Muslim movement to become the country's pre-eminent political and military force. To form a new government that would denounce the UN tribunal's expected indictments in the assassination of former prime minister Rafik Hariri, Hizbullah needed at least 65 of the 128 Parliament members. Diplomats and politicians say they now have that number.

2011-01-25 10:27:44

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