The Hezbollah-led Shiite opposition and the Lebanese government backed by the West and Saudi Arabia, reached an agreement on Wednesday to resolve an 18-month political crisis that has crippled the country and recently triggered the worst fighting since the 1975-1990 civil war.
Television stations reported that the agreement, negotiated in five days of talks in Qatar, calls for the election of Gen. Michel Suleiman, the commander of Lebanon’s army, as president, the formation of cabinet in which Hezbollah, which is supported by Iran and Syria, and its allies will enjoy veto power and a new electoral law that will provide better representation in the country’s sectarian system of power-sharing.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
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How long will this "agreement" last?