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Last Updated: Friday, 28 April 2006, 17:20 GMT 18:20 UK
Deadlock over Lebanon president
Lebanese politicians Saad Hariri, Walid Jumblatt, and Marwan Hamadeh
Opponents of Lahoud cannot agree on a successor
Politicians in Lebanon have resumed their discussions on whether to dismiss the pro-Syrian president, Emile Lahoud.

But correspondents say that even those political blocs in favour of removing him are unable to agree a replacement and the dispute may not be resolved.

The delegates are also expected to discuss another complex issue: what to do about disarming the Hezbollah militia, in line with a UN resolution.

Hezbollah's leader refuses to allow his men to be integrated into the army.

It is the sixth round of talks aimed at ending Lebanon's political paralysis since elections which brought an anti-Syrian majority to power.


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