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Lebanon's Prime Minister-designate Faces Long Odds

Jan 10, 2020 | 09:00 GMT
Marchers take to the streets of Beirut on Dec. 30, 2019, to express their displeasure with Lebanon's poor economy and government paralysis.

Lebanon's prime minister-designate, Hassan Diab, will unlikely be able to solve the government dysfunction and enact needed economic reform. This means that the pan-sectarian protest movement that has staged demonstrations across the country will likely continue to march.

(ANWAR AMRO/AFP via Getty Images)

The new prime minister will struggle to break the country's political deadlock and improve its economy and security situation....

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