Lebanon’s President Michel Aoun on Monday invited Mustapha Adib, a diplomat, to form the new government.
Adib secured 90 votes out of 120 in the parliamentary consultations to claim the post. The voting was held at the presidential palace in Baabda, Beirut.
Adib emerged as the frontrunner for the post of the premier after being nominated on Sunday by former prime ministers, including Saad al-Hariri who heads Lebanon’s biggest Sunni Muslim party. The post of prime minister must go to a Sunni.