Lebanon president admits need to ‘change the system’



BEIRUT: Lebanese President Michel Aoun on Sunday acknowledged a need to "change the system" and called for the proclamation of a secular state on the eve of a visit by his French counterpart. "Lebanon's youth are calling for change," the 85-year-old Aoun said in an address that was interspersed with footage from last year's anti-government protests. "Yes, there is a need to develop, modify, change the system Call it the way you like, but Lebanon most definitely needs to be running its affairs in a new way," he added. Aoun offered few details but called "for the proclamation of Lebanon as a secular...

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