The Lebanese are holding their breath. The country is anticipating with dread the crucial date of November 21 - the date of the upcoming elections.
Lebanon, which has often had difficulties with the electoral process and institutional management, is confronted with the results of its frequent political quarrels. The current crisis, which became apparent in September 2004 when Lahoud’s mandate was stretched out under Syrian pressure, is the latest episode in this endless rhapsody. The assassination of former PM Rafik Hariri in February 2005 drowned the country even further in its demons of violence and political assassinations.
Date created : 2007-11-14