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Lebanons Saad al-Hariri said on Tuesday he did not want to be prime minister of a new government, calling his decision “decisive” and saying he was confident President Michel Aoun would convene consultations to designate someone else.
Hariri resigned on Oct. 29 in the face of nationwide protests against Lebanons ruling elite. His decision toppled a coalition government including the powerful, Iran-backed Shiite Muslim group Hezbollah, which opposed the decision.
Since then, Lebanons main parties have been locked in talks and unable to agree a new government despite the worst economic crisis since the 1975-90 civil war.
“I am sticking by the rule not me, rather someone else to form a government that addresses the aspirations of the young men and women,” Hariri, Lebanons leading Sunni Muslim politician, said in a statement.
“I have full hope and confidence, after announcing this clear and decisive decision, that the president of the republic….will immediately call the binding parliamentary consultations” to designate a new prime minister, he said.
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