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Monday, November 26, 2007

Hezbollah wants US-free Lebanon

Mon, 26 Nov 2007 10:46:57

Hezbollah says Lebanon will not become a ME US base.
Hezbollah MP has said the Lebanese opposition will not allow the country to turn into a political base for the US in the Middle East.

Hezbollah representative, Hussein al-Haj Hassan, said the opposition is stronger and more united than ever, and is enduring the current conditions in Lebanon with patience.

The Lebanese opposition parties do not want to miss an opportunity to agree on a consensus candidate before the presidential election finally takes place.

He stressed that the stance taken by the opposition is not a sign of weakness, but an indication of the strong desire to preserve sovereignty and unity inside Lebanon.

He advised the March 14 Alliance to ditch the idea of a half-plus-one vote permanently, if it is an advocate of stability and national reconciliation.

According to the Lebanese constitution, the presidency is reserved for a Maronite Christian in the country's sectarian power-sharing system.

The candidates must win two-thirds of the parliamentary votes to become president.


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