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Lebanon: PM replaces chief of staff




(MENAFN) After his al-Mustaqbal movement lost more than a third of its seats in parliamentary elections a week ago, Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri has replaced his chief of staff.

The Future Party won 20 seats, down from the 33 won in the country's last elections held in 2009.

Hariri said in a post-election speech last week that the party had been anticipating a better result and there had been "gaps" in how it conducted its campaign, for which people would be held responsible.

Hariri's office announced the resignation of Nader al-Hariri, a cousin of the prime minister, late on Saturday, saying that Mohamed Mnaimne had replaced him in a temporary capacity.

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Lebanon: PM replaces chief of staff

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