Lebanon's Hariri will not continue as prime minister

The young should have a government that can fulfill their wishes, says Saad al-Hariri after the demonstrations. Lebanon's acting prime minister, Saad al-Hari

Lebanon's Hariri will not continue as prime minister

The young should have a government that can fulfill their wishes, says Saad al-Hariri after the demonstrations.

Lebanon's acting prime minister, Saad al-Hariri does not want to be reappointed to the post.

He writes in a message on Tuesday that "another must form a government that can satisfy the dreams".

The next government must also ensure that women are represented, " says Hariri.

Lebanon has since last month been marked by widespread demonstrations against the government. It was Hariri to withdraw from the premierministerposten four weeks ago.

however, He is still in the lead for the functioning of the government.

the Protesters want a technocratic government that can help the country's ailing economy back on its feet again. It can be described as the worst economic crisis since the civil war ended in 1990.

Now it is up to president Michel Aoun to appoint a prime minister as soon as possible, " says Hariri.

however, There is no obvious replacement for the sunni toppolitiker, writes the news agency Reuters.

Lebanon's constitution states that the prime minister must be sunnimuslim. The president is a christian. It must be shiamuslim.

A source close to president Aoun says to Reuters that the upcoming government will not be "one color", and that they will try to get Hariri to change his mind.

The acting prime minister writes in his message that his decision is "final".

so far, the disagreements between Lebanon's political groups - which is largely divided by religious lines - delayed formation of a new government.

Among the protesters ' demands is to put an end to the sectarian political system in the middle eastern country.

/ritzau/dpa

Updated Date: 26 November 2019, 22:00

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