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Lebanese Parliament Elects New President

Lebanon's parliament elected former army commander Michel Aoun as president, ending a more than two-year power vacuum and political stalemate in the country. Aoun, 81, was quickly sworn in as Lebanon's 13th president, pledging political and economic reform and urging a “real partnership” among deeply divided Lebanese political factions. He has a wide support base, mostly among Lebanon's educated youth, but is considered a divisive figure in the country for his role in the...

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