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U.N. council wants violence-free Lebanese election

Lebanon (for teh full story, go to Reuters) UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The U.N. Security Council called on Thursday for the Lebanese presidential election, already delayed once, to go ahead next month without “violence, fear and intimidation.”

Lebanon ‘s deadlocked parliament failed to elect a new head of state on Tuesday, six days after the assassination of prominent Christian lawmaker Antoine Ghanem.

The anti-Syrian majority and the opposition are trying to reach a deal before the house meets again on October 23.