Hezbollah-backed Najib Mikati tapped as new Prime Minister of Lebanon

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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