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31 Aug 2020 | 02:58 PM UTC

Lebanon: Authorities name Mustapha Adib as new prime minister August 31

Lebanon News Alert

Lebanese authorities name diplomat Mustapha Adib as new prime minister on August 31; monitor developments

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/31/2020, 12:00 AM until 9/2/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Beirut). COUNTRY/REGION Lebanon


Lebanese leaders designated diplomat Mustapha Adib as the country's new prime minister on Monday, August 31. Mustapha Adib is Lebanon's former ambassador to Germany, has a doctorate in law and political science, and has gained the support of almost all main parties during consultations. The announcement comes hours before French President Emmanuel Macron is due to land in Beirut to press for political reforms aiming to end waste and corruption in order to achieve foreign financial support.

A heightened security presence and localized disruptions are anticipated across the country. Political protests are possible, particularly in the capital.


Individuals in Lebanon are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.


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