The candidate for the Lebanese premiership Samir Al-Khatib announced, after a meeting with the caretaker prime minister Saad Hariri, withdrawing his nomination for the PM post.
Al-Khatib had met with the Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdel-Latif Derian who expressed support to Hariri to form the new government.
On October 17, dozens of thousands of protesters took to streets in rejection of the government’s tax policy; however, the demonstrations were utilized by certain forces for political aims.
Hariri submitted his government’s resignation to President Michel Aoun on October 29, leaving a political stalemate as parties started mulling a very complicated cabinet creation.
Source: Al-Manar English Website