The Prime Minister designate of the Lebanon, Mr. Saeb Salam, began talks with political leaders?
The Prime Minister designate of the Lebanon, Mr. Saeb Salam, began talks with political leaders in Beirut on Friday (4 October). Their discussion were centred on the task of forming a new cabinet.
Mr. Salam is known as a tough and determined Moslem politician and has already served as Premier, form October 1970 to April 1973. He is expected to continue his consultations over the weekend and to name the new Cabinet on Monday (7 October).
The previous Lebanese Government, headed by Mr. Takieddin Al-Solh, resigned last week after political leaders and the press attacked it for failing to curb inflation and uphold law and order throughout the country.
These will be the two main problems facing Mr. Salam, who is known as a politician who has long advocated greater democracy in the Arab world.
SYNOPSIS: The Lebanese Parliament building in Beirut - ??? the Prime Minister designate. ??? Saeb Salam, arrived on Friday ???ks with political leaders, centred on the task of forming a cabinet. Mr. Salam was asked to form a new government by President Suleiman Franjieh on Thursday.
The previous administration, headed by Mr. Takieddin Al-Solh, resigned last week after political leaders and the press attacked it for failing to curb inflation an uphold law and order. The Parliament Speaker, Mr. Kamel Al-Assad, was a principal figure in the discussions on Friday.
With his Bloc of M.P.s he represents one of the principal factions in Lebanese politics. Mr. Salam will continue his consultations over the weekend and announce his new cabinet on Monday. He is known as tough and determined politician and has previously served as Premier.
Another Lebanese politician involved in the discussions is former President Camille Chamoun. In 1958 Mr. Salam lead an insurrection against Mr. Chamoun, who was attempting to change the constitution. Mr. Salam was Premier from October 1970 to April 1973, but resigned after an Israeli commando raid on Beirut.
He comes from an old Beirut family and is known as a politician who has long advocated greater democracy in the Arab world. During his new premiership inflation and law and order will be his main preoccupations.