LEBANON ANNOUNCES FORMATION OF NEW GOV'T

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Added On February 2, 2019

Lebanon has announced the formation of a new government, breaking a nine-month political deadlock in the country.
 
An official on Thursday said Lebanon finally succeeded in forming a 30-member national unity government headed by Prime Minister Saad Hariri with all main political parties represented as promised.
 
SOUNDBITE (ARABIC): SAAD HARIRI, Lebanon Prime Minister
"The government has an agenda that cannot be delayed further and no one can ignore the problems facing this country."
 
 Hariri also emphasized the need to implement real and serious reforms.
 
Lebanon has struggled to form a government since Hariri was designated Prime Minister last May following parliamentary elections, mainly because of the differences among the parties over their representation in the new government.