TITLE

Tensions & challenges

AUTHOR(S)
Seymour, Richard
PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Middle East;Jan2005, Issue 352, p40
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reports that establishment finally snapped when the country's prime minister, Rafiq Hariri, and his cabinet, resigned following weeks of recriminations over the highly controversial constitutional change that allowed President Emile Lahoud to remain in power for a further three years. The political realities that Hariri spoke of may well have been caused by the widening chasm between those who wish to maintain Syrian presence in the country and those who feel that since Lebanon's civil war ended almost 15 years ago, Syria's influence is becoming more oppressive than it is helpful. Hariri, despite being favoured by Syria, said this year that he would rather cut his own wrists than work with Lahoud again.
ACCESSION #
15629776

 

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