Former Lebanese PM reappointed to post

[JURIST] Just ten days after his resignation [JURIST report] from the post, Omar Karami has been reappointed as prime minister by Lebanese President Emile Lahoud, a surprising move that has angered opposition leaders. Syrian-backed Karami announced that he wants to form a government of national unity, but opposition politicians announced that will refuse to participate in Karami’s government. Opposition leaders are still calling for an independent investigation into the Feb. 14 assassination of Karami’s predecessor, Rafik Hariri, who had resigned in October in protest of the extension of Lahoud’s term. VOA has more. Locally, the Lebanese Daily Star reports on protestors’ reaction to the move, and provides analysis of the appointment.



 

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