Who can lead Lebanon out of political crisis?

As prime minister’s post remains vacant, deadlock is widening sectarian divide, leading to rise in violence.

There has been more than 40 days of largely peaceful protests in Lebanon. But as the political stalemate continues, the country is sliding into turmoil. In recent days, the demonstrations have turned more violent. On Sunday November 24, supporters of the two main Shia groups attacked protesters in Beirut. Unrest followed in other parts of Lebanon with various sectarian backgrounds.

Sunni leader and caretaker Prime Minister Saad Hariri has made it clear he is not going to form the next government. So the question remains: Who will?

Who can lead Lebanon out of political crisis? Check out my interview with presenter Nastasya Tay and guests Ibrahim Mneimneh, political commentator and Rami Khouri, professor at the American University of Beirut and senior fellow at Harvard Kennedy School, on Aljazeera English.


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