Lebanon’s Diab pledges not to run or support presidential candidates

Prime Minister Hassan Diab gives a statement following his meeting with outgoing prime Minister Saad Hariri in Beirut on December 20, 2019. (File photo: AFP)

Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab and all 18 cabinet members pledge “not to run or support any candidate” in upcoming parliamentary elections, currently set for 2022.

The last elections in 2018 were the country’s first in nine years.

Following anti-government protests that broke out in mid-October, protesters called for snap parliamentary elections, but no date has been set. There has been little formal talk thus far of holding snap elections.

A new Cabinet was appointed at the end of January and gained a vote of confidence in Parliament this week.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 14:06 - GMT 11:06