The new Lebanese Government won a firm vote of confidence from the 99-member single-Chamber Parliament on Tuesday (August 1st).
The new Lebanese Government won a firm vote of confidence from the 99-member single-Chamber Parliament on Tuesday (August 1st). After several days debate on the Administration's Policy statement, the House voted by 78 to one (with two abstentions and 18 absentees) in favour of the Government, which was formed on July 8th with Mr. Takieddin Al-Solh as Prime Minister.
Mr. Al-Solh has pledged to strengthen the armed forces and to undertake social and administrative reforms. His accession to power resolved the crisis caused by the resignation of Dr. Amin al-Hafiz's Cabinet over the clashes between the armed forces and the Palestinian guerilla organisations. Tuesday's vote was the new Government's first endorsement by Parliament.
SYNOPSIS: In Beirut, the new Government under Prime Minister Mr. Takieddin Al-Solh won on Tuesday (August 1st) a firm vote of confidence from the Lebanese Parliament. After a debate of several days on a policy statement, the single 99-member Chamber divided with seventy-eight voting for the Government and only one opposed. Mr. Al-Solh had pledged to strengthen the armed forces and to undertake social and administratis reforms.
His Government was appo??? by President Franjieh on July 8th after prolonged political crisis, following cl??? between the armed forces and the Pelesti??? Guerilla organisations. This was its fi??? endorsement by Parliament, winning suppo??? from almost all factions. Notable in his congratulations of the Prime Minister on victory was the leader of the Southern Moslems, Mr. Kamel el-Assad.