Lebanon’s former PM Saad Hariri quits politics and won’t run in polls

The Independent says Lebanon’s three-time former prime minister Saad Hariri has announced he is bowing out of politics and will not participate in May’s elections.

Lebanon’s former PM Saad Hariri quits politics and won’t run in polls

The Independent says Lebanon’s three-time former prime minister Saad Hariri has announced he is bowing out of politics and will not participate in May’s parliamentary elections, dealing a potentially lethal blow to the polls in a nation suffering one of the worst economic collapses in modern history.

Mr Hariri, who was once backed by Saudi Arabia where his family made its fortune, made the announcement in an emotional speech on Monday, where he acknowledged he had failed to prevent Lebanon from tumbling into a devastating economic tailspin.

Appearing to hold back tears, the Sunni Muslim politician said that he had done all he could to prevent a civil war erupting through compromises he had made, an apparent reference to forming power-sharing governments that included the powerful Hezbollah group.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/lebanon-saad-hariri-politics-elections-b1999735.html


…………………

FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA AND SHARE WTX NEWS WITH YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY:

FacebookPlease like our page

Twitter Twitter updates available in English and Arabic. Please follow us and we would love to hear from you

Instagram – Follow our pages in English and Arabic

Get access to our free Fitness classes with your membership and a perfectly crafted email with your news summary