Hezbollah Chooses Lebanon's New Prime Minister

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Hezbollah, the Shiite military group based in Lebanon, has chosen the country's next prime minister, Najib Miqati. Reaction to the new prime minister is divided, with about half the country supporting Hezbollah, and the other half mounting protests backed by caretaker Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri. Miqati tells the BBC, "I'm a moderate guy, I'm a moderate politician."

Thanassis Cambanis, is the author of "A Privilege To Die: Inside Hezbollah's Legions and Their Endless War Against Israel."  He explains the impact of Hezbollah in Lebanon's government.

Guests:

Thanassis Cambanis

Produced by:

David J Fazekas

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