Saad Hariri named to form new Lebanese cabinet

Lebanon’s President Michel Aoun names former premier Saad Hariri to form a new cabinet to lift the country out of crisis after most parliamentary blocs back his nomination.

Hariri, who has previously led three governments in Lebanon, stepped down almost a year ago under pressure from unprecedented protests against the political class.

Former Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri speaks to the press as he leaves the UN-backed Special Tribunal for Lebanon at Leidschendam on August 18, 2020. (KENZO TRIBOUILLARD / AFP)