And what does it matter if this is Salam administration number five, six or seven?
How long will this man’s premiership last? More specifically, how long will it be before we have to endure a million news articles saying Lebanon is destined for crisis again?
Out of Saeb Salam’s four recorded terms on Wikipedia, the average time he spent in office was about one year at a time.
UPDATE: April 10
So many of my sources have confirmed that it was in fact six terms served by Saeb Salam, which makes this Salam number seven. See references in Arabic here and here. Thank you Karim and Jim, who commented below.
But I’m still puzzled as to why both Wiki articles have noted 1970 as his fourth and final term. Maybe someone should correct that.
Of course, when you come from a prominent family, it often seems no one is counting how many terms your father got. I’m glad some people are.