Lebanon: premier designate leaves office – Middle East

Lebanon’s premier-designate has given up on his post to form a new government, nearly two months after the previous executive’s resignation, due to the disaster at the port of Beirut. Mustapha Adib communicated his decision in a speech on television after a long and unsuccessful series of talks with political forces. In spite of pressure from the international community.
Since the disaster in Beirut last August 4, the explosion at the port cost the lives of almost 200 people, the international community has put pressure on Lebanese politicians to give life to a reformist government, able to revive a country screwed into a deep crisis economic. A crisis that the port accident contributed to aggravate.