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Lebanon’s last Hezbollah-backed Prime Minister was sworn in in 2011: what happened then?

WorldNews Saturday, 21 December 2019
Lebanon’s last Hezbollah-backed Prime Minister was sworn in in 2011: what happened then?With the backing of Hezbollah and its allies, Lebanese academic Hassan Diab was named on Thursday as the next prime minister of Lebanon. His nomination came a day after caretaker prime minister Saad Hariri, who has strong connections to the west and the Gulf, again ruled himself out for the position. Should Mr Diab manage to form a government – which he said he hopes will take no more than six weeks but, in the past, has taken months or years in Lebanon – it would be the first time since 2014 that Hezbollah has propelled a prime minister into power. There is still the chance that he will fail to form a cabinet that will get the backing of parliament, especially if the parties who did not...
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News video: Hezbollah-backed Hassan Diab becomes Lebanese PM

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Former minister Hassan Diab became Lebanon's new prime minister on Thursday with backing from the Iran-backed group Hezbollah and its allies. Francesca Lynagh reports.

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