Lebanon’s new PM Diab begins consultations over next Cabinet

Uncategorized Faizah Kamal 21-Dec-2019

Lebanon’s newly designated prime minister Hassan Diab began his consultations on December 21 with parliamentary blocs to discuss the shape of the future government.

The consultations began a day after scuffles broke out in Beirut and other areas between supporters of the outgoing prime minister, Saad Hariri, and Lebanese troops and riot policemen.

Diab, a university professor and former education minister, will have to steer Lebanon out of its worst economic and financial crisis in decades. He is also taking office against the backdrop of ongoing nationwide protests against the country’s ruling elite.