ABC Evening News for Saturday, May 08, 1976
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(Studio) Lebanese parliament elects Elias Sarkis, Christian-backed Beirut banker, as new president 4 killed in fighting after election.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel
(Beirut, Lebanon) Rightist leader Pierre Gemayel arrives for election. Leftists attempt to stop election. Sarkis voted in with 66 votes and 3 abstentions. Many glad that leftist leader Kamal Jumblatt defeated. Leftists fire on parliament as deps. leave building Speculated Sarkis may call for Syrian help in quelling civil war.
REPORTER: Jim Bennett
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