Saad Hariri rules himself out as next Lebanese prime minister
Tuesday, 26 November 2019 () Caretaker Prime Minister Saad Hariri on Tuesday again ruled himself out as Lebanon’s next head of government as the month-long protest movement faced threats of violence. Mr Hariri resigned on October 29 in the face of nationwide protests against Lebanon's ruling elite. His decision toppled a coalition government including the powerful, Iran-backed ShiiteHezbollah, which opposed the decision. Since then, Lebanon's main parties have been locked in talks and unable to agree on a new government despite the worst economic crisis since the 1975-90 civil war. "I am sticking by the rule 'not me, rather someone else' to form a government that addresses the aspirations of the young men and women,"...
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BEIRUT (AP) — Outgoing Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri says he is withdrawing his candidacy for the premiership. The announcement comes nearly a month... Seattle Times Also reported by •Reuters •France 24 •Al Jazeera