Lebanon’s PM-designate begins consultations
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Lebanon’s PM-designate begins consultations

Courtesy: Lebanon official government photographer
Orient Net
Date: 2019-12-22 11:20
Lebanon’s newly designated prime minister on Saturday began his consultations with parliamentary blocs to discuss the shape of the future government, The Associated Press reported.

Hassan Diab, a university professor and former education minister who was backed by the Hezbollah terrorist organization, was tasked on Thursday with the formation of a government amid ongoing nationwide protests against the country’s ruling elite.

The consultations began a day after scuffles broke out in Beirut and other areas between supporters of the outgoing prime minister, Saad Hariri, and Lebanese troops and riot policemen.

The ex-premier’s supporters were protesting Diab’s nomination. The scuffles left at least seven soldiers injured, according to AP.

Based on Agencies. 

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