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Sunday, April 17, 2005 

International observers for Lebanon's election

Lebanese president Emile Lahoud has invited international observers to monitor next month's election. He made the call at a meeting with EU delegates.

The moves shows Lahoud's willingness to get the Europeans on board and also his commitment to the fairness of the elections.

Just days ago Omar Karami resigned, throwing the likelihood of elections into doubt. Britain's Independent newspaper even dared to proclaim that the elections would have to be postponed.

But now the opposition and loyalists have all gathered round a unity Prime Minister, the President has asked an international team to verify the fairness of the poll, and today negotiations on a cabinet begun.

Slowly the stability is returning to Lebanon's politics and all sides are getting what they want. That's the true victory of the Ceder Revolution.

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