“Last chance”: Lebanese skeptical after Hariri named prime minister for 4th time

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Lebanese veteran politician Saad al-Hariri was named prime minister for a fourth time on Thursday and pledged to form a new government that can tackle the country’s worst crisis since its 1975-1990 civil war. After his nomination, Hariri said he would quickly form a cabinet of specialists “with a mission to enact the economic and financial reforms” set out in a roadmap to unlock foreign aid. Lebanese citizens in the streets of Beirut remained skeptical that any change would come after the naming of Hariri, who faces major challenges to navigate Lebanon’s sectarian politics to agree a cabinet, which must then fix a mounting list of woes: a banking crisis, currency crash, rising poverty and crippling state debts. In Beirut’s Hamra street, Marwa Hodeib said she felt stuck in a loop. “I think we might all leave the country and they will be the last ones left here, so let them be, that’s it,” she said. “Even if they bring a divine prime minister down from the sky, a government in Lebanon would not work, because fundamentally, there’s no state,” another citizen, shop owner, Adnan said. A new government will also have to contend with a COVID-19 surge and the fallout of the August explosion at Beirut port that killed nearly 200 people and caused billions of dollars of damage. For more info, please go to https://globalnews.ca/news/7403571/lebanon-protests-waning/ Subscribe to Global News Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/20fcXDc Like Global News on Facebook HERE: http://bit.ly/255GMJQ Follow Global News on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1Toz8mt Follow Global News on Instagram HERE: https://bit.ly/2QZaZIB #GlobalNews

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