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A majority of Lebanon's parliamentarians have nominated anew Umar Karami to form a new government, political sources said.
A total of 69 deputies from the 128-member chamber on Wednesday chose Karami, a favourite of Syria, in consultations with President Emile Lahud, the sources said in Beirut.
The president, also close to Damascus, was now bound to appoint Karami, who resigned last week under popular and opposition pressure, as prime minister-designate.
Karami chosen as Lebanon PM again