Hariri renamed Premier of Lebanon

Former Lebanese Prime Minister, Saad Hariri, has been named premier following consultations by President Michel Aoun with the various parliamentary blocs, the presidency says on Thursday.

Hariri received 65 votes out of 128, the amount needed to be tasked to form a new cabinet.

He resigned on Oct. 29, 2019 following unprecedented mass anti-government protests.

This will be Hariri’s fourth term as premier.

Hariri is expected to adopt the French initiative which aims at implementing necessary structural reforms to unlock financial support for Lebanon and save the country from deep crisis.

Hariri is a Lebanese politician who served as the Prime Minister of Lebanon from 2009 to 2011 and 2016 to 2020.

He is the second son of the former Lebanese Prime Minister, Rafic Hariri, who was assassinated in 2005.

Hariri was born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on April 18, 1970.

In addition to his native Arabic, Hariri speaks English, French and Italian.

He graduated in 1992 from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University with a degree in business administration.

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