A protester kicks a burning tyre in Beirut. AFP
Hassan Diab, a 60-year-old former professor at the American University of Beirut, announced a Cabinet of 20 members — mostly specialists supported by the Hizbollah and allied political parties.
Lebanon's new cabinet is due to meet for the first time on Wednesday, bearing a message of support from the United Nations as ministers begin the urgent task of addressing an unprecedented economic crisis.
The government, under Hassan Diab, was formed after Hizbollah and its allies agreed on a cabinet of 20 specialists.
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres will work with Diab to support the reform agenda, Guterres' spokesman said in a statement, reiterating the UN's commitment to strengthening Lebanon's sovereignty, stability and political independence.
Diab was nominated by Hizbollah and allies last month. Hizbollah is designated as a terrorist group by the United States.
Protesters took to the streets of Beirut as the new government was announced and closed roads in several cities using tyres and other make-shift barriers.
New Finance Minister Ghazi Wazni said on Tuesday that Lebanon needed foreign aid to save it. He described forthcoming foreign currency sovereign debt maturities as "a fireball."
Lebanon’s revolution has lasted two weeks longer than Egypt’s 18-day 2011 uprising. The reason for this state of political affairs was that the Lebanese army is not in a position
Scuffles with security forces broke out in several locations on Thursday night as people spontaneously took to the streets after the pound tumbled to a new low against the dollar.
The unprecedented cross-sectarian protests led to the government stepping down in late October, but no new one has yet been formed as political parties argue over its composition.
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