Hizbullah gets veto power in Lebanese national unity Cabinet

July 11, 2008 16:27

Lebanon's prime minister has formed a national unity Cabinet in which Hizbullah and its allies have veto power over government decisions. Prime Minister Fuad Saniora had been struggling to form a government since former army chief Gen. Michel Suleiman was elected president in May. Saniora announced the Cabinet formation Friday in Beirut. Hizbullah's veto power was part of an Arab League-brokered deal to achieve compromise between the US and Western-backed parliamentary majority and Hizbullah-led opposition.

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