Hezbollah-backed Mikati named Lebanon PM

Sources said Mikati, a Sunni from Tripoli, won the nomination of 68 members of parliament of the country's 128-member assembly.

Hezbollah-backed Mikati named Lebanon PM

Lebanon's President Michel Suleiman appointed telecoms tycoon Najib Mikati, who is backed by Hezbollah and its allies, as prime minister-designate on Tuesday, a presidential statement said.

Sources said Mikati, a Sunni 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.


Reuters

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