2019–20 Lebanese protests
President Michel Aoun pledges that the new government will consist of technocrats.
Interim Prime Minister of Lebanon Saad Hariri resigns after both failing to form a new government in the past eight months and reaching an impasse with President Michel Aoun on adopting some constitutional amendments. Supporters of Hariri and his party Future Movement subsequently protest in Beirut, where they clashed with riot police, and blocked roads in Tripoli and Tyre.
Mustapha Adib, the current Lebanese ambassador to Germany, is designated by President Michel Aoun as the country's prime minister following the resignation of Hassan Diab and his cabinet in the wake of the Beirut explosion earlier this month.
The Parliament of Lebanon nominates former Education Minister Hassan Diab as Prime Minister. President Michel Aoun tasks him with forming a new government.
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri submits his resignation to President Michel Aoun.
As protests enter its eighth day, President Michel Aoun in a televised address states he is willing to meet with protestors and offers support for various reforms, such as increasing transparency for banks and lifting immunity for government officials. He however states that changes “can only happen through state institutions" in response to calls to bring down the government.
Lebanese President Michel Aoun accuses Israel of a "declaration of war", and asserts the right of the country to defend itself from aggression in response to Israeli strikes in the Beqaa Valley.
At Lebanese President Michel Aoun's request, Hariri suspends his resignation so further consultations can proceed.
Michel Aoun is elected President of Lebanon following 29 months of parliamentary deadlock to fill the position.
Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović selects Israel-based Teva Pharmaceuticals executive Tihomir Orešković to be the new prime minister following the inconclusive November 8 election. The "technocrat" is the choice of conservatives and reformists, who have 78 parliamentary seats, enough for confirmation.
In Lebanon, President Michel Suleiman asks Tammam Salam, a legislator and a former minister of culture, to head a new cabinet after a vast majority of the members of Parliament chose him for the job.