Newly appointed Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri received on Monday a congratulatory message extended by Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi on forming the new government. Al-Sisi، in his message، expressed his hope that Lebanon will surely be in high place among the Arab nations.
According to Lebanese media outlets، Al-Sisi expressed his appreciation to the pioneering role played by Saad Hariri in supporting democracy and enforcement of law in Lebanon.
Noteworthy that، President Michel Aoun designated Saad al-Hariri in May 2018 to be Lebanon’s next prime minister and asked him to form a new government
Hariri's name was put forward by 111 out of 128 members of Lebanon's new parliament during consultations held on Thursday with Aoun. Lebanon held parliamentary elections on May 6.
It is noteworthy that More than half of Lebanon’s MPs nominated Sunni politician Saad al-Hariri as prime minister on Thursday during consultations with President Michel Aoun، al-Jadeed TV reported، confirming that he is set to be designated premier for a third time، Reuters reported.
Aoun is obliged to designate the candidate with the greatest support among the 128 members of parliament. Hariri was widely expected to be designated prime minister as Lebanon’s leading Sunni politician. The post is reserved for a Sunni in Lebanon’s sectarian system.