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Lebanon to Elect President after Two Years of Void
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The Lebanese parliament is set to end more than two years of stalemate on Monday by electing ex-general Michel Aoun as president, but the vote is unlikely to heal deep political divisions.
Aoun, a former army chief, is the leader of majority of Christians in the country whose population is known for its diversity.
The election of General Aoun has been made possible by the surprise endorsement of former Prime Minister Saad Hariri, a fierce opponent of Syria's government who has always been receiving regional support from Saudi Arabia.
While a deal has been made on the country's next president, some analysts consider that Lebanon's key political blocs still disagree on almost everything else.
Aoun is expected to nominate Hariri to return as prime minister, but with little consensus in the political landscape, the process of forming a government is likely to be long and arduous.
Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team
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