• Short Summary

    SABRI HAMMADEH, SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE IN THE LEBANESE PARLIAMENT WAS RE-ELECTED TO THE POST YESTERDAY FOR THE 24TH TIME.

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    SABRI HAMMADEH, SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE IN THE LEBANESE PARLIAMENT WAS RE-ELECTED TO THE POST YESTERDAY FOR THE 24TH TIME. HE BEGINS HIS TERM AS THE COUNTRY FACES A NEW CRISIS OVER CLASHES BETWEEN LEBANESE SECURITY FORCES AND PALESTINIAN COMMANDOS.

    THE SITUATION WORSENED TODAY WHEN PRIME MINISTER RASHID KARAMI SUDDENLY RESIGNED AFTER FAILING TO FORM A NEW ADMINISTRATION WITH AN AGREED POLICY ON THE COMMANDOS.

    MR. HAMADEH WAS ELECTED TO THE ONE-YEAR TERM BY A SIMPLE MAJORITY OF THE 99 DEPUTIES IN THE HOUSE.HIS MAIN SUPPORT CAME FROM FORMER PREMIER KARAMI'S PARLIAMENTARY DEMOCRATIC BLOC WHICH THREW ITS 34 VOTES BEHIND HIM.

    THE 64 YEAR-OLD SPEAKER'S CHIEF OPPOSITION CAME FROM KAMEL ASSAAD, A DEPUTY FROM SOUTH LEBANON WHO HELD THE POST IN 1964 AND AGAIN IN 1968.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8N1VRJK4Q86ACRL1IADMSCUZ5
    Media URN:
    VLVA8N1VRJK4Q86ACRL1IADMSCUZ5
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/10/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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