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Lebanon's Shi'ite Amal bloc calls for quick formation of government

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon’s Shi’ite Amal bloc, a Hezbollah ally, called for the formation of a government “as fast as possible” after nominating Sunni leader Saad al-Hariri to be the next prime minister on Thursday.

Hariri has secured enough votes at formal consultations to be designated as premier for a fourth time and to try forming a new government that must tackle an unprecedented financial crisis.

Reporting by Ellen Francis; editing by John Stonestreet

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