Lebanon names Mustapha Adib, its Germany envoy, as new prime minister

WION Web Team
Beirut Updated: Aug 31, 2020, 08:58 PM(IST)

Mustapha Adib Photograph:( Reuters )

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The presidency made the announcement in a televised statement as Adib arrived at the palace in Baabda near Beirut to meet President Michel Aoun and parliament speaker Nabih Berri. 

Lebanon's leaders have designated the Mustapha Adib, as the new Prime Minister, to steer the country through a deep crisis after the Beirut explosion compounded a sharp economic downturn.

The presidency made the announcement in a televised statement as Adib arrived at the palace in Baabda near Beirut to meet President Michel Aoun and parliament speaker Nabih Berri.

Adib will now have to form a government that can push through long-overdue economic, financial and governance reforms in order to unlock international support for the crisis-hit nation, which was already collapsing before the explosion. 

(With inputs from agencies)

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