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Lebanon: Acting PM Mustapha Adib steps down before forming government00:38

Lebanon: Acting PM Mustapha Adib steps down before forming government

Lebanon, Beirut
September 26, 2020 at 09:22 GMT -00:00 · Published

Lebanon's Prime Minister-designate Mustapha Adib announced his resignation, speaking at the Baabda Presidential Palace on Saturday, after his attempts to form a government failed.

"As the formation [of a government], according to the specifications that I have laid down, is already doomed to failure, and out of my concern for national unity with its constitutionality, and for my credibility, I am stepping down from undertaking the task of forming the government," he said in his statement.

Adib was tasked to form the government amid a state of disagreement over allocation of ministerial portfolios to various Lebanese political blocs.

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Lebanon's Prime Minister-designate Mustapha Adib announced his resignation, speaking at the Baabda Presidential Palace on Saturday, after his attempts to form a government failed.

"As the formation [of a government], according to the specifications that I have laid down, is already doomed to failure, and out of my concern for national unity with its constitutionality, and for my credibility, I am stepping down from undertaking the task of forming the government," he said in his statement.

Adib was tasked to form the government amid a state of disagreement over allocation of ministerial portfolios to various Lebanese political blocs.

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