In Lebanon, Macron offers the carrot or the stick

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    There have been more protests in Lebanon’s capital, this time coinciding with a visit by French President Emmanuel Macron. Police fired tear gas to disperse crowds outside the parliament building in Beirut. There have been widespread calls for political change, and Macron has said sanctions could be applied if the situation does not improve. Al Jazeera’s Zeina Khodr reports from Beirut, Lebanon. Subscribe to our channel Follow us on Twitter Find us on Facebook Check our website: #Lebanon #LebanonCrisis #Macron

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    Emmanuel Jean-Michel Frédéric Macron is a French politician who has been President of France and ex officio Co-Prince of Andorra since 14 May 2017. In the legislative elections a month later, Macron’s party, renamed “La République En Marche!” (LREM), secured a majority in the National Assembly. At the age of 39, Macron became the youngest president in French history.

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    Lebanon, officially known as the Lebanese Republic, is a country in the Levant region of Western Asia, and the transcontinental region of the Middle East.

    The official language, Arabic, is the most common language spoken by the citizens of Lebanon. Its capital is Beirut.

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