Lebanese prime ministerial candidate Mikati arrives to meet President about cabinet – source

Lebanon
Najib Najib Mikati, the new Prime Minister of Lebanon, gestures while speaking at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in Babada
FILE PHOTO: The new Prime Minister of Lebanon, Najib Najib Mikati, gestures as he speaks at the Presidential Palace in Babada, Lebanon July 26, 2021. Reuters/Mohammed Azakir

September 10, 2021

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanon’s designated Prime Minister Najib Mikati was on his way to a meeting with President Michel Aoun on Friday for a cabinet line-up that an official source described as “promising”.

Lebanon’s Mikati is the third prime minister to attempt to form a government with President Aun since the government resigned following a worsening economic downturn following the Beirut port explosion a year ago.

(Reporting by Maha L Dahan; Editing by Andrew Havens)

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