Lebanon gets a new government, after more than a year of waiting

The Lebanese Prime Minister-designate, Najib Mikati, visited the Baabda Palace on Friday, September 10, at the beginning of the afternoon, to meet with the Head of State, Michel Aoun, on the formation of the new government.

The President and the Prime Minister-designate “Signed the decree to form the new government in the presence of the head of Parliament Nabih Berri”, the presidency said shortly after on his Twitter account.

The country has been without a new government since the resignation of Hassan Diab’s cabinet, a few days after the devastating explosion at the port of Beirut on August 4, 2020, which left more than 200 dead and devastated entire districts of the capital.

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Since then, the unprecedented economic crisis that the country has been going through since the summer of 2019 has continued to worsen, the World Bank calling it one of the worst in the world since 1850. The international community is pushing for the country to equip itself. a government able to initiate crucial reforms.

In recent weeks, MM. Mikati and Aoun met several times in a positive atmosphere, before obstacles prevented the difficult delivery of a government.

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