May 22, 2018 / 1:43 PM / a year ago

Lebanon PM Hariri says decision taken to accelerate govt formation - al-Jadeed

BEIRUT, May 22 (Reuters) - Outgoing Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said on Tuesday a decision had been taken to form a new government quickly, Lebanese news outlet al-Jadeed reported him as saying.

“There is a decision to accelerate government formation, and I think the sanctions on Hezbollah could have a positive impact and speed up the birth of the new government,” al-Jadeed said.

Lebanon held parliamentary elections at the start of May and the outgoing parliament’s term expired on Monday. (Reporting by Lisa Barrington Editing by Hugh Lawson)

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