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Lebanon's Presidential Election Postponed for 16th Time

Lebanon's presidential election has been postponed until March 25 - the 16th delay since September.

Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri announced the decision Monday.

Parliament was to meet Tuesday to elect a president, after pro-Syrian head of state Emile Lahoud left office in late November without a successor.

Lebanese rival parties have agreed to elect Army Commander General Michel Suleiman as president. But the vote has been postponed because the rival parties - the Hezbollah-led opposition, and a pro-Western ruling coalition - have failed to agree on the shape of a new government.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.