Lebanon names UK-educated lawmaker prime minister

Lebanese Prime Minister designate Tammam Salam, left, meets with President Michel Suleiman at the presidential palace in Baabda, east of Beirut, Lebanon, Saturday, April 6, 2013. Following two days of consultations, President Suleiman asked legislator and former Minister of Culture Salam to form the new Cabinet after 124 of the 128-member parliament chose him for the job. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)BEIRUT (AP) — A British-educated lawmaker from a prominent political family was named Lebanon's new prime minister Saturday, and vowed to work toward ending divisions in the nation and preventing the civil war in neighboring Syria from spilling over into the country.


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