Warnings as Lebanon misses government formation deadline

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese politicians have missed a 15-day deadline to form a crisis Cabinet, with many remaining deadlocked yesterday on which political faction gets to have the key portfolio of the Finance Ministry.

The deadline was set as part of a French initiative by President Michel Macron who has been pressing the leaders in Lebanon to form a Cabinet made up of specialists who can work on enacting urgent reforms to extract the country from a devastating economic and financial crisis.

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