Lebanon close to forming new govt: Caretaker finance minister

Lebanese caretaker finance minister Ali Hassan Khalil. (File photo: AP)

Lebanon is on the brink of forming a new government, the country's caretaker finance minister Ali Hassan Khalil said on Thursday.

The new cabinet would comprise 18 specialist ministers, Khalil added.

Lebanon has been without a government since Saad al-Hariri resigned as prime minister on Oct. 29 in the face of sweeping protests.

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