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Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah will also announce the party's candidates for the elections at 6:15 p.m. the same day.In a televised speech Friday, Nasrallah confirmed Hezbollah's durable electoral coalition with the Amal Movement in districts throughout Lebanon amid wide expectations that the two leading Shiite parties would capture most of the 27 parliamentary seats allotted for the Shiite sect.Jumblatt, who has declared he was stepping down in favor of his son, Taymour, said the PSP was still consulting with various political parties about the prospects of forging electoral coalitions.Most politicians and heads of parliamentary blocs have characterized the upcoming elections as "decisive" and "crucial" as they will decide the country's political future for the next four years.Finance Minister Ali Hasan Khalil, who has already sent the draft state budget to the Cabinet, was expected to present a preamble of the budget, focusing on the country's financial and economic situation.During last week's Cabinet session, both Aoun and Hariri said it was necessary for Lebanon to carry out economic reforms and endorse the 2018 budget ahead of three donor conferences to be held in the coming months.
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