Drugs for everything from diabetes and blood pressure to anti-depressants and fever pills used in COVID-19 treatment have disappeared from shelves around Lebanon.
Saad Hariri had presented a roadmap for reform to stem the country's economic downfall, but it was rejected by the angry street.
Sixty-five lawmakers backed Hariri's candidacy for the post of the prime minister, while another 53 abstained from voting and two were absent during the talks, according to the president's office.
The process was widely expected to bring back an old name, former premier Saad Hariri, to lead the country out of its dire political and economic crises.
Lebanon insists that the negotiations are purely technical and don't involve any soft political normalisation with Israel.
It was not immediately clear what triggered the blast in the western neighbourhood of Tariq Jadidah.
If it goes on, the 50-year-old Lebanese of Armenian descent says he's ready to leave everything and volunteer to defend his ancestral land.
Mustafa Adib's resignation on Sept. 26, dealt a blow to French President Emmanuel Macron's efforts to break a dangerous stalemate in this crisis-hit Mideast country.
The August 4 explosion killed more than 190 people, injured around 6,500 and damaged thousands of buildings in Beirut.
The talks will be held at the headquarters of the UN peacekeeping force in the southern Lebanese border town of Naqoura under the banner of the United Nations.
Wimmen said the core of the problem are political elites who have captured the state to wreck and plunder it.
France had extracted a promise from political forces that they would help prime minister-designate Mustapha Adib form a cabinet within a fortnight, but on Saturday he threw in the towel.
The shootout occurred as the army was engaged in a heavy exchange of fire with a group of militants linked to Sunni extremists in northeast Lebanon, close to the border with Syria.
French President Emmanuel Macron has been pressing Lebanese politicians to form a Cabinet made up of independent specialists that can work on enacting urgent reforms to extract Lebanon from a crisis.
That day’s trauma, forged a deeper emotional bond between doctors and patients, left with no one else to trust in a country where politicians and public institutions take no responsibility, says Osman