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Breaking: Lebanon PM stays on after bombing at president's request

AFP , Saturday 20 Oct 2012
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Lebanon's premier, under intense political fire over a deadly car bombing in the capital, said after an emergency cabinet meeting on Saturday he had agreed to stay in office in the national interest.

"I assured the president of the republic [Michel Sleiman] that I was not attached to the post as head of the government," Najib Mikati told a news conference.

"He asked that I stay in place because it is not a personal issue but one of the national interest."

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