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Publish Date: 15:14 - 30 January 2019
TEHRAN, Jan 30 - Lebanon appeared to move closer to forming a new government on Wednesday after months of wrangling, with politicians from rival political factions indicating they believed it would happen this week.

Lebanese politicians believe government will be formed this weekTEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - Lebanon urgently needs a government to start addressing its extensive economic ills, which include a public debt equal to around 150 percent of GDP and years of low growth, Reuters reported.

Asked if the government would be formed within 24 to 48 hours, Abdul Rahim Mrad told al-Jadeed TV: "I believe it will have been formed, I believe so because the atmosphere today is this."

Lebanese prime minister-designate Saad al-Hariri said on Tuesday that this week would be decisive in efforts to form the government, but warned that this was "a last chance" to settle things.


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