Wednesday, 28 October 2020

Diplomat Mustapha Adib to be new Lebanon PM

Updated: August 31, 2020 11:01 am
Lebanon’s ambassador to Germany Mustapha Adib is on course to become the country’s next prime minister after securing major political backing.

Mr. Adib was named by four former prime ministers on the eve of binding consultations between the president and parliamentary blocs on their choice for the post.

The announcement came a day before French President Emmanuel Macron is due to arrive for a two day-visit, during which he is expected to press Lebanese officials to formulate a new political pact to lift the country out of its multiple crises.

The government, led by Hassan Diab, quit this month amid anger over an explosion in the capital Beirut.

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