• Short Summary

    PREMIER-DESIGNATE RASHID KARAMI OF LEBANON WAS LAST NIGHT HOLDING FINAL TALKS WITH PARLIAMENTARY LEADERS IN BEIRUT, THE NATIONAL CAPITAL, BEFORE NAMING A NEW GOVERNMENT.

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    PREMIER-DESIGNATE RASHID KARAMI OF LEBANON WAS LAST NIGHT HOLDING FINAL TALKS WITH PARLIAMENTARY LEADERS IN BEIRUT, THE NATIONAL CAPITAL, BEFORE NAMING A NEW GOVERNMENT. MR. KARAMI REPORTED TO PRESIDENT CHARLES HELOU LAST NIGHT ON HIS TALKS WITH VARIOUS POLITICAL GROUPS IN PARLIAMENT. PRESIDENT HELOU ASKED MR. KARAMI TO FORM A NEW GOVERNMENT ON WEDNESDAY, AFTER ACCEPTING THE RESIGNATION OF THE FOUR-MAN CABINET LED BY DR. ABDULLAH YAFI.

    THE BIGGEST POLITICAL GROUP IN SUPPORT OF MR. KARAMI, THE DEMOCRATIC PARLIAMENTARY FRONT, HAS PLEDGED ITS BACKING FOR A NEW CABINET ON CONDITION THAT THE ARMY IS STRENGTHENED ON THE BORDER WITH ISRAEL AND COMPULSORY MILITARY SERVICE IS INTRODUCED. THE RESIGNATION OF THE LAST GOVERNMENT WAS PROVOKED BY CRITICISM FOLLOWING ITS HANDLING OF THE ISRAELI RAID ON BEIRUT AIRPORT. MEMBERS OF THE CABINET CALLED AT THE PRESIDENTIAL PALACE ON WEDNESDAY TO HAND IN THEIR RESIGNATIONS.

    MR. KARAMI, A 47-YEAR-OLD BACHELOR, HAS BEEN PRIME MINISTER OF THE LEBANON FIVE TIMES. HE IS THE SON OF THE LATE HAMID KARAMI A FORMER PREMIER, AND ONE OF THE "FATHERS" OF LEBANESE INDEPENDENCE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC9BOLTWLRISW49HC0VS4RKW3M
    Media URN:
    VLVAC9BOLTWLRISW49HC0VS4RKW3M
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/01/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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