December 22, 2018 / 5:14 PM / 6 months ago

New snags delay formation of Lebanon unity government

BEIRUT, Dec 22 (Reuters) - Efforts to finalise a deal on a Lebanese national unity government hit new snags on Saturday, postponing its formation, a senior official closely involved in the efforts said.

More than seven months since its last general election, Lebanon, heavily indebted and suffering from low economic growth, is in dire need of an administration to enact long-stalled reforms and put public debt on a sustainable footing.

Reporting by Laila Bassam; Writing by Tom Perry; Editing by Richard Balmforth

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