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Thousands Protest in Lebanon as Politicians Trade Barbs

Thousands Protest in Lebanon as Politicians Trade Barbs

Protesters say they are angry about government corruption, lack of city services and growing poverty in Beirut, Lebanon on Nov. 16, 2019. (H. Murdock/VOA)

Lebanon slipped deeper into a political crisis Sunday as politicians struggled to form a government.

Tens of thousands Lebanese took to the streets in cities and towns across the country to demand a  complete overhaul of the political class. Protesters have accused political leaders of corruption and are demanding social and economic reforms and adequate basic services.

The political crisis grew worse after the former finance minister Mohammad Safadi withdrew his name from consideration for prime minister. In a statement released by his office, Safadi said outgoing Prime Minister Sa'ad al-Hariri should be re-appointed to the post.

 

Aliqismet BADALOV,
“Khalq qazeti”

18 November 2019 10:15 -

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