• Short Summary

    LEBANON'S PREMIER-DESIGNATE, RASHID KARAMI, WAS TODAY (FRIDAY) COMPLETING FINAL DISCUSSIONS IN BEIRUT ON THE FORMATION OF A NEW STRONG GOVERNMENT DESIGNED TO DEAL WITH THE TENSE SITUATION FOLLOWING THE RECENT ISRAELI ATTACK ON BEIRUT AIRPORT.

  • Description

    LEBANON'S PREMIER-DESIGNATE, RASHID KARAMI, WAS TODAY (FRIDAY) COMPLETING FINAL DISCUSSIONS IN BEIRUT ON THE FORMATION OF A NEW STRONG GOVERNMENT DESIGNED TO DEAL WITH THE TENSE SITUATION FOLLOWING THE RECENT ISRAELI ATTACK ON BEIRUT AIRPORT. MR KARAMI, A 47-YEAR-OLD BACHELOR, IS LEADER OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARLIAMENTARY FRONT. HE WAS ASKED TO FORM A GOVERNMENT BY PRESIDENT CHARLES HELOU AFTER THE FOUR-MAN CABINET OF DR. ABDULLAH AL-YAFI HAD RESIGNED ON WEDNESDAY.

    PRESIDENT HELOU HAD SPENT SEVERAL HOURS IN CONSULTATIONS WITH MEMBERS OF THE CHAMBER OF DEPUTIES, LEBANON'S SINGLE-HOUSE PARLIAMENT, BEFORE APPROACHING MR KARAMI.

    HE FIRST SAW MR. SABRY HAMADEH, SPEAKER OF THE 99-MEMBER CHAMBER.

    MR HAMADEH JOINED PREMIER-DESIGNATE MR KARAMI IN LATER TALKS, WHICH INCLUDED MR OSMAN DAMA, A FORMER MINISTER, MR NAJIB ARSLAN, A DEPUTY, AND MR. PIERRE GEYMAYEL.

    MR KARAMI, WHO HAS HEADED SIX PREVIOUS GOVERNMENTS, LAST HELD THE OFFICE OF PREMIER IN FEBRUARY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA68CBUCIKGIXESIGM589Q1I10T
    Media URN:
    VLVA68CBUCIKGIXESIGM589Q1I10T
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/01/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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