UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Monday that the country was experiencing the worst socio-economic crisis in its history and was “looking forward to forming an inclusive government” soon after the legislative elections in Lebanon. He congratulated the country for conducting this election better.
The creation of an administrator will make it possible to “finalize the contract” [en discussions, ndlr] Accelerate the implementation of necessary reforms with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and to put Lebanon on the path to recovery, ”the UN chief’s spokesman said in a statement.
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“The Secretary-General hopes that the new Parliament will urgently pass all laws necessary to stabilize the economy and improve governance,” the statement added. “In this regard, he calls on the Lebanese political leaders to work together for the benefit of the Lebanese and Lebanese people.”
According to the results of the regional parliamentary elections released on Monday, Lebanon’s largest parliamentary group, led by the powerful pro – Iranian Hezbollah militant group, appears to have suffered setbacks against the opposition and independents.
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Voter turnout was particularly low in Sunni-dominated areas, one of the country’s main communities governed by a political system based on communal power-sharing.
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