Lebanon's premier-designate Hariri starts talks to form government

Lebanon’s prime minister-designate Saad Hariri on Friday began consultations with parliamentary blocs to form a government of specialists to tackle the country’s economic woes, his office said.The talks begin the day after Lebanese President Michel Aoun designated Hariri to form the government in a bid to bring an end to the country’s political crisis.Hariri said he is keen to form a government of experts to enact badly needed reforms and fight corruption – two urgent priorities underlined by the international community, especially France.Political observers in Beirut on Friday expressed scept…

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