BEIRUT: A Hezbollah MP said Thursday that a Cabinet can only be formed in the country if both rival political camps in Lebanon are granted veto power in the upcoming government.
“We are just wasting the time of the Lebanese people but eventually there will only be a 9-9-6 Cabinet formula," MP Ali Fayyad said during a graduation ceremony in south Lebanon.
“Whoever thinks otherwise is delusional and will sooner or later wake up from his illusions.”
Fayyad assured that no one can exclude the resistance from the Cabinet or marginalize its role at either the domestic or regional level.
“The resistance is a real [power] that no one can overlook locally or regionally. No matter how some try to marginalize or narrow down [the resistance] or launch accusations against it, facts eventually impose recognizing and acknowledging its role locally and regionally,” Fayyad said.
“Those who think they can overcome Hezbollah in the process of forming the Cabinet will eventually realize that they can postpone forming the government but cannot exclude Hezbollah from it and that they were just wasting the time of the Lebanese,” he added.
Prime Minister-designate Tammam Salam’s attempts to form a Cabinet have been stalled for over six months over conditions and counter-conditions set by political rivals in the country.
Hezbollah has been pressing for the 9-9-6 formula.