• Short Summary

    AFTER SEVEN MONTHS OF POLITICAL CRISIS, IN LEBANON DURING WHICH A CARETAKER GOVERNMENT HAS RUN THE COUNTRY, PRIME MINISTER RASHID KARAMI HAS FORMED A NEW CABINET.

  • Description

    AFTER SEVEN MONTHS OF POLITICAL CRISIS, IN LEBANON DURING WHICH A CARETAKER GOVERNMENT HAS RUN THE COUNTRY, PRIME MINISTER RASHID KARAMI HAS FORMED A NEW CABINET. THE 16 MINISTERS REPRESENT ALL MAIN POLITICAL GROUPINGS EXCEPT THE RIGHT-WING NATIONAL BLOC PARTY. SEVEN OF THE MINISTERS WERE IN MR. KARAMI'S OLD CABINET.

    MR. MARAMI, A 48-YEAR-OLD LAWYER AND LEFT-WING POLITICIAN, RESIGNED AS PRIME MINISTER IN APRIL AND HEADED THE INTERIM CARETAKER GOVERNMENT, WHILE TRYING TO FORM A NEW CABINET.

    THE CRISIS WHICH TOPPLED MR. KARAMI'S FORMER GOVERNMENT, IN APRIL, AND WHICH HAS FLARED SEVERAL TIMES SINCE, IS THE QUESTION OF THE PALESTINE COMMANDOS.

    THE COMMANDOS OPERATE AGAINST ISRAEL AND HAVE CARRIED OUT RAIDS FROM LEBANESE TERRITORY. LEBANESE AUTHORITIES HAVE CRACKED DOWN ON THE COMMANDOS, FEARING REPRISAL RAIDS FROM ISRAEL. BUT LEBANESE SUPPORTERS OF THE COMMANDOS DEMONSTRATED IN THE STREETS AND SINCE APRIL MORE THAN 40 HAVE DIED IN CLASHES BETWEEN THE DEMONSTRATORS AND SECURITY FORCES.

    THIS IS ONE OF THE TOUGHEST PROBLEMS FACING THE NEW CABINET...WHICH RAN INTO PROBLEMS OF ITS OWN WITHIN 24 HOURS OF BEING FORMED.

    HEALTH MINISTER HABIB MUTRAN DIED NOT ATTEND THE CABINET'S FIRST MEETING, PREFERRING INSTEAD TO ATTEND A MEETING OF THE LEADERS OF HIS RIGHT-WING NATIONAL LIBERAL PARTY. THE PARTY WAS UNHAPPY ABOUT HAVING ONLY ONE SEAT IN THE CABINET BUT POSTPONED A DECISION ON WITHDRAWING FROM THE CABINET.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9D4YUAYULOGUDGIHGFR74IJD5
    Media URN:
    VLVA9D4YUAYULOGUDGIHGFR74IJD5
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/11/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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