New gov’t needed urgently to avoid collapse: Lebanon’s Hariri

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri speaks during a regional banking conference, in Beirut, Lebanon on Nov. 23, 2017. (File photo: AP)

Lebanon needs to urgently form a new government to get out of a cycle of collapse that has repercussions for the country’s economic and security situation, caretaker Prime Minister Saad Hariri tweeted on Monday.

Hariri said the country was headed to the “unknown” while obstruction has continued and the team responsible for forming a government has taken its time.

Lebanon has been without a government since Hariri resigned on October 29 in the face of mass protests.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:53 - GMT 06:53