Hizbullah Gains Veto Power in Cabinet as Lebanon Rivals Reach Deal to End Political Conflict

[Reuters/New York Times] Rival leaders in Lebanon from the U.S.-backed governing coalition and the Hizbullah-led opposition, meeting in Doha, Qatar, reached a deal on Wednesday over a new election law and a new cabinet, ending months of political conflict that had pushed the country to the brink of civil war. The agreement would meet the opposition's demand for veto power in the cabinet, and would open the way for Parliament to elect Gen. Michel Suleiman as president.

2008-05-21 01:00:00

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