Assad Congratulates Michel Aoun on Becoming Lebanese President

Head of Free Patriotic Movement voted in as president after country weathers a two-and-a-half-year power vacuum

President Bashar al-Assad on Monday congratulated former army chief Michel Aoun on his election as president of Lebanon, ending over two years of political deadlock.

In a phone call, President Assad wished Aoun success in his role, voicing hope the step would form a new era in the Lebanese politics and contribute to boosting its stability.

The Lebanese parliament elected Aoun with 83 out of a total 127 votes by MPs to become president.

This article was edited by The Syrian Observer. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.

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