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    PRESIDENT CHARLES HELOU OF LEBANON HAS ASKED MR. RASHID KARAMI, A DEPUTY FOR TRIPOLI TO?

  • Description

    PRESIDENT CHARLES HELOU OF LEBANON HAS ASKED MR. RASHID KARAMI, A DEPUTY FOR TRIPOLI TO BECOME PRIME MINISTER TO SUCCEED MR. HUSSEIN OWEINI. MR. OWEINI'S DEPARTURE ON TUESDAY TOOK THE NATION BY SURPRISE.

    AFTER HIS MEETING WITH THE PRESIDENT, MR. KARAMI SAID HIS POLICY WOULD BE BASED ON THE ESTABLISHMENT OF CONFIDENCE AMONG THE PEOPLE. HIS FOREIGN POLICY WOULD AIM TO LEAD LEBANON ALONG A NEUTRALIST PATH AND MEET THE COUNTRY'S OBLIGATIONS IN THE ARAB WORLD. HE IS A FORMER MINISTER OF JUSTICE AND FOUR-TIMES PRIME MINISTER.

    MR. OWEINI WAS ALSO PRIME MINISTER FOUR TIMES. HE WAS LAST IN OFFICE FOR EIGHT MONTHS. IN A LETTER OF RESIGNATION MADE PUBLIC, THE REASON FOR HIS GOING WAS NOT MADE CLEAR. SOME OF HIS MINISTERS SAID THEY WERE BAFFLED TOO.

    (UNDER THE CONSTITUTION, THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC HOLDS CONSULTATIONS WITH PARLIAMENTARY GROUPS AND DEPUTIES ON THE CHOICE OF A CANDIDATE TO FORM A NEW GOVERNMENT. IN LEBANON, WHERE THE POPULATION IS ABOUT HALF MOSLEM AND HALF CHRISTIAN, THE PRIME MINISTER MUST BE A MOSLEM AND THE PRESIDENT A CHRISTIAN.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVA760T7TTY9QXLXRADT6X2FATF6
    Media URN:
    VLVA760T7TTY9QXLXRADT6X2FATF6
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/07/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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