The Lebanese parliament convened on Monday for a presidential vote that is expected to elect former army commander Michel Aoun as head of state, ending a 29-month-long presidential vacuum, a live broadcast from parliament showed.
Aoun, who is in his 80s, is a close ally of the Iran-backed Shi'ite group Hezbollah. He is to be elected as part of a political deal that is expected to make Sunni leader Saad al-Hariri prime minister.
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