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Lebanon Tries to Avoid Political Power Vacuum

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Lebanon Tries to Avoid Political Power Vacuum

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Lebanon Tries to Avoid Political Power Vacuum

Lebanon Tries to Avoid Political Power Vacuum

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In Lebanon, politicians and foreign diplomats have been engaged in last-minute talks, trying to choose a new president and avoid plunging Lebanon into a dangerous political power vacuum.

The current Lebanese president is due to step down at midnight Friday. But Lebanon's bitterly divided political elite can't agree on a consensus candidate to take over the presidency.