File - Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri, right, receives PSP leader Walid Jumblatt in Beirut, Sunday, March 30, 2014. (The Daily Star/Hasan Ibrahim, HO)
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
A high profile minister belonging to the March 14 coalition said mobilization to invigorate efforts for the presidential election might lead to positive results in the next parliamentary session set for Sept. 2 .It was also said that Berri has been keeping Hezbollah posted with developments concerning the presidency issue, especially as the alliance between the group and Free Patriotic Movement leader Michel Aoun remains strong.Berri and Jumblatt have joined forces and efforts to beak the three-month-presidential deadlock. As Lebanon's Maronite post is threatened by ISIS' lightening advances, Patriarch Beshara Rai has been pressuring Christian leaders for a political compromise.This is crucial because Aoun and Hezbollah's parliamentary blocs have the ability to secure quorum.The minister believes that Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk might ask Ibrahim to contact his internal and regional connections.
Ball in Berri’s court, Aoun and Hariri
Will new Cabinet formation sidestep Aoun-Berri spat?
Horse-trading unlikely to delay Cabinet formation
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE