Lebanon President Michel Suleiman appointed Hezbollah-backed Najib Mikati as the country’s new prime minister on Tuesday, a move that triggered mass protests amongst supporters of caretaker Prime Minister Saad Hariri.
Najib Mikati, a Sunni Muslim from Tripoli, won the nomination of 68 members of parliament of the country’s 128-member assembly.
Speaking after the appointment, Mikati said he would start talks to form the government on Thursday and urged all Lebanese factions to overcome their differences.
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