Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Beaten into third (?) place…

Auntie’s running a story on Iraq that,  in my twisted mind, has a little relevance to Lebanon, via here.

Political parties in Iraq have broken the world record for the amount of time taken to form a new government.

In 1977, it took 208 days for Dutch politicians to agree to a coalition.

Correspondents say the Iraqis are likely to take a good deal longer, as more negotiations are needed to resolve March's inconclusive election result.

And there was me thinking that the Lebanese took a long time to form a government…

Does anyone remember that shop at the end of the main street in Gemmayze (just before the crossroads) that held a sale from when they started the process ending when Suleiman was elected…?