Lebanon parliament renominates Hariri for PM job

Lebanon's parliament nominated on Wednesday Saad al-Hariri for a second time to form a government.

Lebanon parliament renominates Hariri for PM job

Lebanon's parliament nominated on Wednesday Saad al-Hariri for a second time to form a government.

President Michel Suleiman will officially designate Hariri to the post of prime minister later in the day, political sources said.

Hariri had failed the first time around to form a government after a June election, stepping down last week.

A majority of the country's 128 lawmakers nominated him in two days of consultations to try again, the sources said.

The president is obliged to designate the figure with the most support among MPs. In an unofficial count, 73 MPs nominated Hariri while 55 did not name anyone.

Hariri, a 39-year-old billionaire businessman, leads the parliamentary majority coalition.

He was nominated prime minister after the poll but stepped down after more than 10 weeks trying to forge a unity government including Hezbollah and its allies.


Reuters

Last Mod: 16 Eylül 2009, 16:50
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