‘Major confrontation’ with Hezbollah ahead, says Lebanon Christian politician

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The Christian Lebanese Forces party will veto as prime minister anyone aligned with the armed Shia movement Hezbollah and stick to its boycott of government if a new consensus cabinet is formed, the party’s leader said on Wednesday. Lebanon is in the throes of one of the world’s worst economic meltdowns, according to the World Bank, with the local lira losing 90% of its value since 2019. Analysts have warned that the divisions in parliament will likely delay consensus on reform laws needed to drag Lebanon out of crisis. They could also create a vacuum in top leadership positions. While the LF …

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