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Lebanon Forms New Government Amid Economic Crisis, Ongoing Protests [Updated January 31, 2020]   [open pdf - 625KB]

From the Document: "On January 21, Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab announced the formation of a new Lebanese government, 85 days after nationwide protests triggered the resignation of former Prime Minister Saad Hariri. The new cabinet is comprised entirely of parties allied with the March 8 political bloc--headed by the Christian Free Patriotic Movement (FPM), Hezbollah, and the Amal Movement--leading some to describe it as one-sided. The new government faces significant challenges, including ongoing protests and an escalating economic crisis. However, the political composition of the new government--and the perceived influence of Hezbollah in its formation--may reduce the willingness of some international donors to provide financial assistance absent significant economic reforms."

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CRS Insight, IN11192
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2020-01-31
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