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Lebanon’s Hariri again tapped as prime minister

Lebanese President Michel Aoun has tasked veteran politician and former Prime Minister Saad Hariri to form a new government.
Supporters of Saad Hariri's Future Movement Party wave the party flag and the national flag during a parade to celebrate him being tasked with forming a new government in Lebanon's southern city of Sidon (Saida) on October 22, 2020. - Three-time Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri was renamed to the post to create a reform-orientated cabinet that can lift the country out of its worst economic crisis in decades. (Photo by Mahmoud ZAYYAT / AFP) (Photo by MAHMOUD ZAYYAT/AFP via Getty Images)

A year after nationwide protests forced him out of office, former Prime Minister Saad Hariri has won the backing of a narrow majority in Lebanon’s parliament and is now tasked with forming a new government for the crisis-wracked country. 

On Thursday, President Michel Aoun tapped the 50-year-old Sunni leader after he received the support of most parliamentary blocs, with 65 votes out of 120. 

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