Lebanon: New government wins vote of confidence
Lebanese Premier Fuad Seniora's government won a comfortable vote of confidence from parliament on Saturday clearing the way for him to go to Damascus Sunday for talks with President Assad.
The vote was 92 against 15 with 2 abstentions and 19 absentees. The most prominent absentees were Saad Hariri and Walid Jumblat, Naharnet reported. Gen. Aoun also absented himself and.
The vote came after a three-day debate by the 128-member parliament, which was the first to be elected after Syria's pullout.
Seniora confirmed before seeking the confidence vote that he would go to Syria Sunday to "repair the damages" that followed Syria's withdrawal.