Rai greets people in Barja, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. (The Daily Star/NNA, 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)
The government formation process is totally deadlocked as a new round of consultations has so far failed to narrow differences over Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri's stalled draft Cabinet formula, political sources said Sunday.The source said Hariri had met with MP Ibrahim Kanaan from the Free Patriotic Movement, discussing the reservations of President Michel Aoun over the prime minister-designate's Cabinet lineup.Hariri presented Aoun on Sept. 3 with his first draft Cabinet formula since May 24, when he was appointed to form a government, but it failed to break the deadlock.The formula has not only failed to gain the support of Aoun and the FPM, but it has also sparked a heated row between the FPM, founded by Aoun, and Hariri's Future Movement over the prerogatives of the president and the prime minister-designate in forming a government.Further complicating the Cabinet formation process is the escalating rhetoric between the FPM and the PSP in the past few days, reflecting differences over government shares.
Street protests put Lebanon at critical crossroad
Protests erupt over taxes as govt races to wrap up budget
Berri, Hariri seek to iron out budget snags
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE