NO. 9


The Political Scene

The swift election of Mr. Elias Hrawi as the successor to assassinatedPresident Rene Muawad brought a change of style as well as a different tenant tothe Lebanese presidency. Unlike his predecessor, who at the time of his deathwas still holding consultations on the formation of a national unity government,Mr. Hrawi immediately named a cabinet and challenged Gen. Michel Aoun head on,giving him 48 hours to step down as army commander and...