Hundreds protest in Lebanon against new Prime Minister candidate
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In Lebanon, hundreds gathered in central Beirut yesterday to protest against new Prime Ministerial candidate, Samir Khatib. This comes more than a month after an endless wave of protests led the prime minister, Saad Hariri, to resign. The news of the possible nomination of Khatib, the head of a large contracting and construction company, sparked spontaneous demonstrations as protesters perceive him as being too close to the ruling elite.