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Former PM Saad Hariri to return to Lebanon for 2014 election

Published on Jan 20, 2014 9:53 PM
 
Former Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri, exiled in France since 2011, said Monday he would return to his country for November legislative elections, adding that he hoped to become premier again. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

PARIS (AFP) - Former Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri, exiled in France since 2011, said Monday he would return to his country for November legislative elections, adding that he hoped to become premier again.

Lebanon is in the throes of political turmoil since the March 2013 resignation of prime minister Najib Mikati.

President Michel Sleiman's mandate runs out on May 25. and there are fears that a successor will be hard to find because of huge disagreements between Lebanon's pro- and anti-Syria blocs.

"I will return to Lebanon for the elections and will one day become prime minister," Mr Hariri, who served as prime minister between 2009 and 2011, told France's Europe 1 radio.

 
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