Political Leaders support Samir Khatib:
- Samir Khatib, executive vice president of engineering company Khatib & Alami, met with several officials on Tuesday, seemingly securing his candidacy as Prime Minister. LBCI reported that Khatib met with President Michel Aoun in the morning, but the presidential palace denied the meeting taking place. Khatib also met with the leader of the Free Patriotic Movement and Caretaker Minister of Foreign Affairs Gebran Bassil and received public support from the Prime Minister Saad Hariri.
Negotiations over part representation in government
- Early Tuesday, Progressive Socialist Party leader Walid Jumblatt met with Speaker of Parliament Nabih Berri, Jumblatt denounced the process as "unconstitutional" and said his party will not be represented int he new government, opting instead to nominate Druze experts for his share.
- Caretaker Prime Minister Saad Hariri said the Future Movement will not take part in the new government and will name experts to represent his share.
- In a televised speech, Free Patriotic Movement leader Gebran Bassil said that he would be willing to make a "political self-sacrifice" by not being in the government if that meant speedy implementation of reforms.
On day 48, techno-political government rejected in the streets
- As the formation of a techno-political government headed by Samir Khatib seems imminent, protestors began blocking roads on Tuesday night across the country.
- In Beirut, dozens protested under the residence of Khatib's ex-wife then under his to voice their opposition. In front of Khatib's Manara residence, protestors threw eggs at the building's entrance.
- Meanwhile, protestors closed the Ring bridge. Security forces attempted to violently disperse them.
Six detainees in Tyre Rest House case denied release
- Judge Marcel Haddad, the First Investigative Judge of South Lebanon, has rejected requests to release 6 people suspected to be involved in the October arson and destruction of Tyre Rest House.
- Four of those denied release are being represented by a group of volunteer lawyers. The group has submitted an appeal at the South Lebanon Prosecution Body.
- Eight people had been previously released on November 19.
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