Lebanon’s new Prime Minister-Designate Najib Mikati, talks at the presidential palace in Baabda, Lebanon July 26, 2021. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir
BEIRUT, July 26 (Reuters) – Lebanon’s new prime minister-desginate Najib Mikati said on Monday he would work to form a government and implement a French plan to save the country from its crippling financial crisis.
“I don’t have a magic wand and can’t perform miracles… but I have studied the situation for a while and have international guarantees,” Mikati said after he won a majority of votes in parliamentary consultations to be nominated.
France’s plan includes a government of specialists capable of initiating enough reforms to attract foreign aid.
Reporting By Maha El Dahan and Laila Bassam; Editing by Toby Chopra
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