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Lebanon comes full circle as Hariri returns

  • Saad Hariri has been nominated as prime minister by a slim majority exactly 51 weeks after protests forced him to resign

  • His nomination increases the prospects for short-term reforms to unlock much-needed bilateral and IMF funding

  • However, it also cements Lebanon’s broken political system and weakens the prospects for meaningful long-term reforms

Lebanon comes full circle as Hariri returns
Patrick Curran
Tellimer Research
22 October 2020
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