NO. 5


The Political Scene

Lebanon's parliament is due to meet in Beirut on 4 November to ratify theTaif agreement and elect a new president, but it was still uncertain as MEESwent to press whether the session would take place as scheduled, as Gen. Aouncontinues to insist that he will prevent the deputies from meeting, ifnecessary by dissolving parliament, which his opponents assert would beunconstitutional. The General is now at odds not only with the rest of the world...