Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam holds interview with Tele Liban, Wednesday, May 25, 2016. (The Daily Star/ Dalati Nohra)
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Prime Minister Tammam Salam said late Wednesday that Lebanon is a failed state when it comes to committing to the constitution, calling on the country's political factions to end the two-year presidential vacuum.Salam's comments come as Lebanon entered its third year without a head of state. The country has been without a president since the term of Michel Sleiman ended in May 2014 . Salam noted that the presidential vacuum has had a negative impact on the country's economic growth.There are around 1.1 million Syrian refugees registered with the U.N. in Lebanon, but the government estimates the true figure to be close to 1.5 million.
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