LEBANON SAFADI WITHDRAWS PM CANDIDACY URGES HARIRI FOR THE POST

FORMER LEBANESE FINANCE MINISTER AND BUSINESS TYCOON MOHAMMAD SAFADI HAS WITHDRAWN HIS CANDIDACY TO BE THE NEXT PRIME MINISTER.

LEBANON'S PRIME MINISTER MUST BE A SUNNI MUSLIM, ACCORDING TO ITS SECTARIAN POWER-SHARING SYSTEM.

Former Lebanese finance minister and business tycoon Mohammad Safadi has withdrawn his candidacy to be the next prime minister.
Safadi was finance minister from 2011 to 2014 under Prime Minister Najib Mikati, and was also previously minister of economy and trade.
The process for choosing a new premier requires President Michel Aoun, a Maronite Christian, to formally consult members of parliament on their choice for prime minister.

Former Lebanese finance minister and business tycoon Mohammad Safadi has withdrawn his candidacy to be the next prime minister. In a statement released by his office, Safadi, 75, said he saw that it would have been...

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