France’s Macron urges Lebanon to form gov’t in six weeks

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    French President Emmanuel Macron has urged Lebanon’s leaders to form a government within six weeks. That is in line with his initiative to rescue the Lebanese from their political and economic crisis. But Macron is also causing disillusionment among some for giving political leaders another chance. Al Jazeera’s Zeina Khodr reports from Beirut, Lebanon. –

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