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US News: Lebanon: The former Prime Minister Saad Hariri withdraws from political life

Mali: Former President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, overthrown by the military, died

 Mali: Former President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, overthrown by the military, died a year and a half after having been dismissed from power, "IBK" died of a long illness © Ludovic Marin / AP / SIPA Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta is deceased. Africa - a year and a half after being removed from the power, "IBK" died of a long illness former President Malian Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta died on Sunday in Bamako at the age of 76. "President IBK died this morning at 9 o'clock in his home" in the capital, where he lived withdrawn, away from public life, "said his family member.

Saad Hariri a annoncé quitter la scène politique libanaise ce lundi. Anwar Amro / AFP © Valery Hache Saad Hariri announced Leaving the Lebanese political scene on Monday. Anwar AMRO / AFP This is a page that turns into the recent history of the country of cedar. The former Prime Minister and the leading Lebanese Sunni Leader Saad Hariri announced on Monday his withdrawal of Lebanese political life, including "Iranian influence" on the country, "disorder on the international scene" and "internal divisions". In hollow, a tackle resting the "God of God", Hezbollah, which divides the country more than ever. The fifty-propelled, propelled on the political scene after the assassination of his father, former Prime Minister Rafic Hariri, in 2005, announced his decision in a brief speech delivered in Beirut. This announcement comes after a series of financial and political setbacks in recent years, while Lebanon is struck by the worst socio-economic crisis in its history . "I suspend my participation in political life and invites my political family within the current of the future to follow my way," he said, calling for the principal Sunni party he presides not to submit candidates for elections. legislative legislation in May. "There is no positive opportunity in Lebanon (because of) the Iranian influence on the country, the disorder on the international scene, internal divisions, confessionalism and the distortation of the state," said Rafic Hariri. Saudi Arabia was once the main regional ally of Hariri, before their relations deteriorated in recent years, Ryad believes that it was too complacent with the Shiite Hezbollah movement. Prime Minister Najib Mikati reacted quickly. He felt that Saad Hariri's words "constitute a sad moment for the country and for him personally." "I understand, however, the painful circumstances through which it passes and the bitterness that it feels. But we will stay united for the nation, and we will remain moderate, even if the circumstances change, "he wrote on Twitter. Heavyweight of Lebanese politics, Hezbollah is armed and funded by Iran Shiite, a large regional rival of Sunni Saudi Arabia, and represents the only Lebanese faction to have kept its weapons after the civil war (1975-1990). In Lebanon, subscribe to repeated political crises, the head of Clan Hariri has already led three governments. Since its accession to power for the first time in 2009, it has gradually wrought a reputation as a man of compromise. Hezbollah weakened by Ricochet he presented his third resignation about two weeks after the start of popular events against the political class on October 17, 2019. Despite his appointment on October 22, 2020 to train the government, he could not go to the end its mission due to popular resentment and political divisions. In the last 2018 elections, which consolidated the influence of Hezbollah, the number of seats in the parliamentary block of Hariri decreased by about a third, and some have linked the decline in its popularity to the political concessions. Make, who, according to him, aim to preserve civil peace. This boycott on the part of Saad Hariri puts in spa to different parties and potential allies, as the progressive socialist party of the leader Druze Walid Jouumblatt, but also the Hezbollah who had a modus Vivendi in recent years with the former head of government . The Richissime Businessman and MP Sunnite Fouad Makhzoumi, Rival of Saad Hariri, could become an appeal for the population who would not recognize in the rest of the Lebanese political scene.

Grenoble: Chahuté During a trip, Jean Castex wants to "sew the nation" .
Come to participate in an interdepartmental committee on the city, the Prime Minister has been taken over by antivax protesters and the inhabitants © / AP / SIPA The move to Grenoble was not rest for Jean Castex. protest - come to participate in an interdepartmental committee on the city, the Prime Minister was taken over by antivax protesters and the inhabitants this trip was to be placed under the sign of work and the consultation, around the theme of the city .

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