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BEIRUT, Lebanon, (AP) – Lebanon’s prime minister has formed a national unity Cabinet in which Hezbollah and its allies have veto power over government decisions.

Prime Minister Fuad Saniora had been struggling to form a government since former army chief Gen. Michel Suleiman was elected president in May.

Saniora announced the Cabinet formation Friday in Beirut.

Hezbollah’s veto power was part of an Arab League-brokered deal to achieve compromise between the U.S. and Western-backed parliamentary majority and Hezbollah-led opposition.

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