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2022 in review: Lebanon in paralysis, fails ten times to elect President

Head of Lebanese Army General Joseph Aoun is emerging as potential presidential candidate in Lebanon after a year of political dysfunction, rising poverty and economic collapse in country
Lebanon parliament

BEIRUT – The end of 2022 is one of paralysis and dysfunction in Beirut, as Lebanon’s parliament fails for the tenth time to elect a new president, even as the head of the Lebanese army Joseph Aoun emerges as potential contender. 

By the end of former President Michel Aoun's term last October, fears mounted of a political void which has since only amplified people's daily struggles and the financial crisis that has brought the country to its knees since 2019. 

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