Social media users expressed outrage at the lavish events that took place despite the extreme conditions much of Lebanon is facing as part of the country's economic crisis.
Mikati is Lebanon's richest man and was prime minister twice before, but now he faces two troublesome tasks: stymying political gridlock and fixing the disastrous economic situation.
Mikati received 72 votes out of a total of 118 members of parliament.
Lebanon has been run by a caretaker administration for nearly a year, since a huge blast devastated large parts of Beirut, its currency has collapsed and jobs have vanished.
UNICEF said that should the public water supply system collapse, water costs could jump by 200% a month as water would be secured from private water suppliers.
Will the residents of Israel’s North live under “tiftufim” and infiltrations?
Residents near border initially told to remain indoors. Soldiers have blocked some roads in effort to nab infiltrators.
We may see more rocket fire from Lebanon in the next months and years ascribed to Palestinian groups in order to give Hezbollah and Iran plausible deniability.
Two rockets were fired from south Lebanon towards Israel early Tuesday morning, IDF responded with tank fire.
“We should not push America to fight for us,” the defense minister said. "Iran is a regional and global problem."