New govt. to carry out essential reforms, fight corruption: Lebanese president

Lebanese President Michel Aoun says carrying out essential reforms and fighting corruption in the country will be among the new government’s top priorities.

The new government will be formed quickly and its priorities will include “achieving the essential reforms in different sectors” and fighting corruption, Aoun said on Thursday during a meeting with heads of professional syndicates.

Amid progress in talks on forming a new cabinet, fresh clashes erupted between police and anti-government protesters in the Lebanese capital city of Beirut on Wednesday.

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