The central bank proposed Lebanese holders of Eurobonds due in 2020 swap their holdings for longer-dated notes, a move that could ease pressure on dwindling foreign currency reserves amid a deep financial crisis.
The halt in protests was also partly due to the holidays followed by soaring regional tensions between the US and Iran that eclipsed the protesters in Lebanon and Iraq demanding sweeping political change.
As sectarian political networks have been maneuvering to undermine anti-sectarian demonstrations, the country's political elite is likely to remain a dominant force.
The protest movement forced the resignation of prime minister Saad Hariri on October 29 and official talks to name his replacement are to start on Monday.
The former leader stood down in the face of mass protests but his name is once again in the line up to take up the prime minister’s office.
Demonstrators in capital Beirut protest against capital control measures taken by the Lebanese banks while the country pays back $1.5 billion Eurobond as unrest completes 43 days.
Protesters vowed to prevent the session and demand politicians to listen to the people instead.
Wealthy 75-year-old businessman Mohammed Safadi said it would be difficult to form a "harmonious" government in the country rocked by a month of unprecedented nationwide protests demanding radical reform.
Protesters were angered by President Michael Aoun and felt ignored, ramping up the intensity of the protests following the death of one protester who was shot and killed by Lebanese soldiers.
World Bank official urges Beirut to form a new cabinet within a week to prevent further loss of confidence in its economy as thousands of high school and university students skip classes in widening anti-graft protests.
The students joined the now four-week-long protests, outing their frustration at the lack of future prospects in the country with youth unemployment reaching 30 percent.
Security forces still struggling to open some roads as protesters continue their civil disobedience campaign in support of nationwide anti-government demonstrations.
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