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Lebanese Druze politician Jumblatt: time for Hariri to return

Reuters 2017-11-10 12:46:20

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Top Lebanese Druze politician Walid Jumblatt said on Friday it was time that Saad al-Hariri, who resigned as prime minister on Saturday while in Saudi Arabia, returned to Lebanon and there was no alternative to him.

Lebanese Druze leader Walid Jumblatt leaves the Elysee Palace in Paris following a meeting with French President Francois Hollande, February 21, 2017. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer/Files

Jumblatt said in a Twitter post that after a week of absence from Lebanon, “be it forced or voluntary”, it was “time for Sheikh Saad to return”. “By the way, there is no alternative to him,” he said.

Reporting by Sarah Dadouch; Editing by Tom Perry and John Stonestreet