Lebanon’s Hariri reemerges as PM candidate as Khatib withdraws

Samir Khatib, who withdrew his candidacy to lead a government, meets with Lebanon's caretaker Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri in Beirut Lebanon December 8, 2019. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanon’s leading Sunni Muslim politician, Saad al-Hariri, re-emerged as a candidate for prime minister on Sunday when businessman Samir Khatib withdrew his candidacy to lead a government that must tackle an acute economic crisis. President Michel Aoun responded by postponing until Dec. 16 consultations with lawmakers that had been expected to result […]

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