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Lebanon's president Michel Aoun postponed consultations to designate a prime minister for the country.

MojNews-The Lebanese presidency said it had delayed consultations to designate a new prime minister until Thursday in response to a request from caretaker leader Saad Al-Hariri , who had been expected to be named premier again.

Hariri had requested the delay to the consultations, which had been scheduled for Monday, in a phone call with President Michel Aoun to allow “more consultation on the subject of the government formation,” the presidency said in a statement.

There was no immediate comment from Hariri’s office.

Lebanon is in urgent need of a new government to tackle the worst economic crisis since the 1975-90 civil war.

 

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