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Lavrov Says a Technocrat Government in Lebanon Is Unrealistic
By Staff, Agencies
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Moscow supports attempts by Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri to form a government, but the idea of a technocrat government is unrealistic.
"For Lebanon, we support Hariri's attempts to form a government, and I understand that the idea is to form a technocratic government, I think this is unrealistic in Lebanon," Lavrov said at the Paris Peace Forum.
Since October 17, Lebanon has been witnessing widespread and ongoing popular protests demanding early elections and the abolition of the sectarian quota system in politics, which led to the resignation of Hariri from premiership.
In parallel with the sit-ins, several consultations are taking place on the formation of the new government, especially in light of the current dispute, which is the nature of the government, which some believe should be a government of technocrats to please the street, while others believe that it should include political ministers and technocrats, while these consultations remain public, where many officials refuse to give any details about the matter.
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