Lebanon PM-designate resigns amid stalemate over govt’s formation
Published: 04:01 PM, 26 September 2020 Updated: 04:02 PM, 26 September 2020
Lebanon’s Prime Minister-designate Mustapha Adib
Lebanon’s Prime Minister-designate Mustapha Adib has announced his resignation after trying to form a non-partisan cabinet.
He made the announcement due to a conflict over the trouble over the formation of the finance ministry.
In a televised speech on Saturday, Adib said he was stepping down from forming “the task of forming the government” following a meeting with President Michel Aoun.
Earlier, Mustafa Adib took over as the country’s prime minister on August 31. He was elected by the members of the parliament of the country. He served as Lebanon’s ambassador to Berlin.
Mustapha Adib had tried to form a government of specialists where power is shared between the political loyalties tend to follow sectarian lines, however, his efforts ran into the sand over cabinet appointments, particularly the post of a finance minister who will have a crucial role in lifting Lebanon out of a deep economic crisis – reports Al Jazeera.