Lebanon PM-designate resigns amid impasse over gov’t formation | Middle East


Lebanon’s prime minister-designate Mustapha Adib has announced his resignation amid political impasse over government formation.

Adib on Saturday said he wants to recuse himself from forming a new cabinet, which has been hit by a logjam over the demand of Lebanon’s two dominant Shia parties – Iran-backed Hezbollah and its ally, the Amal Movement – to name Shia ministers in the cabinet.

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