Lebanon elects Aoun as president, ending two-year stalemate

Lebanon elects Aoun as president, ending two-year stalemate

After a two-and-a-half year vacancy, the position of Lebanese head of state was finally filled Monday when veteran politician and former general Michel Aoun was elected president by parliament. An octogenarian former general, Aoun has long eyed the presidency, a position that must be filled by a Maronite Christian under Lebanon’s confessional political system. With […]