Reaction against the pick of a Hezbollah-backed candidate as Lebanese prime minister gathers steam.
Grass-roots fury rippled across Lebanon on Tuesday as a Hezbollah-backed politician got the nod as the fractious country's new prime minister.
The U.N. resolution that requires Lebanese and non-Lebanese militias to disband and disarm applies to Hezbollah only "to a certain extent," the Lebanese prime minister has said.
The new government of Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati won a confidence vote Wednesday in parliament, clearing the way for elections to be held in May, government officials said.
Under pressure from the United Nations and opposition politicians, Lebanon's security chief said he was putting his fate in the hands of Prime Minister Najib Mikati.
Pro-Syrian Lebanese President Emile Lahoud has named former government minister Najib Mikati as prime minister-designate.
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