Lebanon's prime minister-designate steps down in blow to French plan

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Lebanon's prime minister designate has stepped down after failing to form a new government. Mustafa a. Deeb. Had the support of much of parliament but not among Shia parties, including a mall in Hezbollah, which have strongholds in the government. The move deals a blow to French President Emmanuel Macron's call for needed change in the country and to bring Lebanon out of an economic crisis. He says a new government needed to be formed. Their crisis worsened by that August 4th explosion at a Beirut port. Lebanon needs financial help. France and other international powers say they won't provide it until reforms were made

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