Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri arrives at the National Dialogue session held at Baabda Palace, Lebanon, on Monday, June 25, 2012. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Speaker Nabih Berri said in remarks published Saturday that he supports the March 14 alliance's demand to rotate ministerial portfolios, so long as the rotation is equal between sects."I support the rotation of ministerial portfolios as long as the process is carried out evenly between everyone," Berri told An-Nahar, a daily newspaper. He also said that he would accept allocating sovereign portfolios to sects will a smaller population size. Berri also said that he is determined to go ahead with the 8-8-8 Cabinet formula even if President Michel Sleiman picks the fifth Shiite minister in the cabinet, and not Hezbollah and his Amal Movement, the two main Shiite parties in the country.
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