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Analysis-Leaderless Lebanon on slippery slope to mayhem

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By Tom Perry and Laila Bassam BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanon’s financial meltdown is dragging the country towards mayhem at a quickening pace, forcing its feuding leaders to face a choice between finally doing something about the crisis or risking yet more chaos and insecurity. The economic collapse that has caused Lebanese mounting hardship for two years hit a crunch point this month with fuel shortages paralysing even essential services and miles-long queues forming at gas stations with little or no petrol to sell. Scrambles for fuel have sparked anarchic scenes which the bankrupt state’s securi…

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