On February 11, Tuesday, hundreds of protesters attempted to march towards the Lebanese parliament, as prime minister Hassan Diab was securing the approval for his new cabinet and economic plan. The 120-member parliament approved Diab’s proposal in a vote of confidence, with his government securing 63 votes in its favor and 20 MPs voting against. There was one abstention.
International Communist Press (ICP) made an interview with Omar El Deeb, member of the Political Bureau responsible for International Relations of the Lebanese Communist Party (LCP), on the events in Lebanon and political evaluations of the LCP.
Fresh protests were registered in Lebanon over the weekend, with the failure of the country’s ruling elites to resolve the political crisis following the resignation of Saad Hariri as prime minister. The political climate in Lebanon is increasingly unstable as the future of the country remains undetermined following the resignation of Prime Minister Saad Hariri.