October 31st saw the appearance of two BBC News website reports concerning the long-awaited election of a president in Lebanon.
A report currently going under the headline “Lebanon: Michel Aoun elected president, ending two-year stalemate” underwent a series of amendments throughout the day but all versions of the article informed readers that:
“Mr Aoun was backed by the powerful Shia Islamist group, Hezbollah.
His candidacy was blocked by the rival, Sunni-dominated Future Movement until a deal was struck earlier this month.”
An additional report by Carine Torbey titled “Lebanon: Will new president end political crisis?” portrays the story of the 30 month-long failure to elect a president as follows:
“For almost two-and-a-half years, Lebanon – politically split along sectarian fault lines – has been without a president.
Michel Aoun, Christian leader and founder of the Free Patriotic Movement, and for a long time one of…
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