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Lebanon PM to Introduce Bill Proposing Early Elections

Lebanon PM to Introduce Bill Proposing Early Elections

Saturday, 8 August, 2020 - 17:45
Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab. (Dalati & Nohra)

Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab announced Saturday he will introduce a draft bill proposing early elections for the crisis-stricken country.

In a televised speech, he called on all political parties to put their disagreements aside and work together.

He said he is ready to stay in the post for two months to allow for politicians to work together on implementing reforms, saying he was not to blame for the country's deep economic and political woes.

On the devastating Beirut blast, he said everyone involved will be held accountable.

The investigation will uncover the truth and it will bring those responsible to justice, he added

“Holding early elections is key to resolving the country’s problems,” Diab stressed.

“It is unacceptable to stand against structural reforms, rather the country must be allowed to stand up on its feet,” he continued.

“I share the Lebanese people’s aspirations for change,” said the premier.

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