File - Prime Minister designate Tammam Salam speaks during a press conference at the Presidential Palace in Baabda, Thursday, April 11, 2013. (The Daily Star/Dalati Nohra)
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Prime Minister-designate Tammam Salam headed Saturday to Baabda Palace where he will meet President Michel Sleiman and most likely announce the formation of a new government, political sources told The Daily Star.The Future Movement and MP Michel Aoun also reached a compromise earlier this week over the Energy Ministry portfolio.Under the compromise, caretaker Energy Minister Gebran Bassil will be allotted the Foreign Ministry post, while Tashnag MP Arthur Nazarian will replace Bassil. The March 8 coalition, Future Movement, and MP Walid Jumblatt's Progressive Socialist Party agreed last month on a deal to form an all-embracing Cabinet, in a bid to end months of political deadlock.
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