Mustapha Adib, Lebanon's short-lived PM-designate

Mustapha Adib, a little-known diplomat tasked with forming a new crisis government to save Lebanon from the brink, resigned Saturday after less than a month as premier designate.Adib was named on August 31 to replace Hassan Diab, whose government resigned in the aftermath of the deadly August 4 blast at Beirut’s port.Until then, he had been Lebanon’s ambassador to Germany since 2013.The 48-year-old was born in the northern city of Tripoli and is a Sunni Muslim, making him eligible for the prime minister’s post under Lebanon’s sectarian-based power-sharing system.His biography on the Berlin emb…

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