Hezbollah coalition: Hariri won’t be allowed to stay on as prime minister

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri will not be allowed to return to his office following the collapse of his unity coalition with Hezbollah, opposition officials told the Lebanese newspaper Al-Akhbar on Friday…

Speaking of potential candidates that the alliance would like to see running for the position, however, the officials named several pro-Syrian politicians including former premiers Najib Mikati and Omar Karami as well as former defense minister Abdul Rahim Mourad, and others.

However, despite the reported rejection of Hariri’s return to office, Lebanon’s PM is expected to make a at least a temporary return as caretaker premier, something which had been asked of home by Lebanese President Michel Sleiman in the hopes of retaining at least a minimum of stability in the country.