Demonstrations flare in northern city of Tripoli over the deepening political and economic crisis, sparking clashes with army and leaving at least 19 people wounded.
French President Emmanuel Macron says he was "ashamed" of Lebanon's lawmakers after they failed to form a government, while giving them four to six weeks of more time to implement his roadmap.
Lebanon's last government resigned in the aftermath of the colossal blast in Beirut port on August 4 that killed nearly 200 people, wounded thousands and ravaged swathes of the capital.
France has been quick to back former PM Saad al Hariri's proposal of an "independent" Shia candidate being given the finance portfolio to end a deadlock between two main Shia parties over ministers.
French President Emmanuel Macron gives Lebanese politicians until October end to start delivering on reforms, saying financial aid would be withheld and sanctions imposed further down the line if corruption gets in the way.
French President Macron arrived in Beirut just hours after under-fire leaders designated a new prime minister, Mustapha Adib, to tackle the country's deep political and economic crisis.
President Michel Aoun has asked Mustapha Adib to form a new government after the diplomat secured 90 votes in the 128-member parliament.
Mustapha Adib was named by four former prime ministers on the eve of binding consultations between the president and parliamentary blocs on their choice for the post.
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