• Short Summary

    President Frangieh of Lebanon formed a military Government late on Friday night (23 May) in ann effort to solve the current crises in the country resulting from bitter fighting between right-wing Falangists and Palestinian commandos.

  • Description

    President Frangieh of Lebanon formed a military Government late on Friday night (23 May) in ann effort to solve the current crises in the country resulting from bitter fighting between right-wing Falangists and Palestinian commandos.

    He appointed 76-years-old Brigadier Rifai as head of the eight-man Cabinet -- the first military Government in the country's history.

    Brigadier Rifai used to enjoy a reputation for firmness while head of the Gendarmerie, but political observers say he is unlikely to be forceful enough to deal with the present situation.

    His appointment received the approval of the Falangists but angered Moslem elements in Lebanese society.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAREU5MV2N6NV74K3YXHT8O6BH
    Media URN:
    VLVAREU5MV2N6NV74K3YXHT8O6BH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/05/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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