Crowds carry the coffin of former Prime Minister Omar Karami in Tripoli, north Lebanon, during his funeral on Friday, Jan. 2, 2015. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)
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The last words that former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri said before he took off on the car trip that would end his life were about entrusting Lebanon to his successor Premier Omar Karami, a journalist and confidante told the Special Tribunal for Lebanon Thursday."He said to me, 'Don't forget to tell Karami that the country is entrusted to him," Salman said.He added that Hariri had hoped Karami would take a strong stand on the electoral law debate ahead of the 2005 parliamentary vote. Salman said Hariri was worried that the Syria and its allies would try to fix the electoral law in order to minimize his victory in the parliamentary polls, but that he remained confident that his bloc, which included Jumblatt and Christians opposed to the Syrian presence, would win a majority.
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