Lebanese President Michel Aoun appointed the diplomat, Mustafa Adib, to form a new government, after winning the support of ninety deputies during the parliamentary consultations that were held earlier.

And the General Directorate of the Presidency of the Republic announced that Aoun summoned Adeeb today, Monday, to assign him to form the new government. It seemed clear that a consensus had taken place during the past hours between the most prominent political forces to name Adeeb.

The Lebanese president had earlier started parliamentary consultations to name a new prime minister, in conjunction with a visit by French President Emmanuel Macron to Beirut later this evening.

The Lebanese Media Agency said that Aoun had received former Prime Minister Najib Mikati, who named the Lebanese Ambassador to Germany Mustafa Adib to form the government.

Mikati said, "I named Ambassador Mustafa Adeeb as Prime Minister, to be part of a full integrated team of specialists, and if that happens, we can prepare the Lebanese with a promising future."

The agency also reported that Aoun had received former Prime Minister Saad Hariri, who also named Adeeb to form the new government.

Hariri said after a meeting with President Aoun that the new government should be quickly formed of specialized ministers.

He added that its goals must include the reconstruction of Beirut after the port explosion, which destroyed a large part of the city, and left about 190 people dead, thousands wounded and 300,000 people homeless.

It is noteworthy that Adeeb is currently the Lebanese ambassador to Germany, and holds a doctorate in law and political science.

A Shiite political source said that Hezbollah and the Amal Movement support Adeeb's assumption of the post of prime minister.
Gebran Bassil, leader of the Free Patriotic Movement, announced that they also supported Mustafa Adeeb.

Macron's pressure
These developments come before the arrival of French President Emmanuel Macron, who is pressing for the implementation of long-awaited reforms to bring the country out of a major crisis.

Macron is leading an international effort to pressure Lebanon's divided leaders to deal with the financial crisis that has devastated the economy, even before the port blew up.

Senior Lebanese officials said that Macron pressured leaders in Beirut to agree on a candidate within the 48 hours preceding the agreement on Adeeb.

Macron is due to arrive in Lebanon late on Monday, and will meet with politicians on Tuesday.

In an effort to secure financial support to remove him from his stumbling block, Lebanon began talks with the International Monetary Fund last May, after it failed to pay its huge debts, but these talks faltered amid divisions on the Lebanese side regarding the size of the losses of the financial system.