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LIVE BLOG: Lebanon in brief

Lebanon is facing an unprecedented economic crisis, street protests, as the Lebanese make efforts to recover after the devastating Beirut port blast.


Aerial view of the Beirut port silo damaged in the blast on August 4, 2020. Photo: Dylan Collins, AFP

Lebanon is facing an unprecedented state of affairs: an economic crisis like none before, street protests demanding the demise of the old sectarian system, growing secular youth movements winning elections in universities, and the efforts of the population to recover after a devastating Beirut port blast.

For over a year, Lebanese politicians have been entrenched in negotiations over who should handle what portfolio in the Lebanese cabinet, but have made little progress in dealing with the economic crisis.

Nothing changed after the August 4 explosion, despite French pressure and the numerous delegations visiting Beirut.

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