Speaker Nabih Berri during a meeting with MP Teymour Joumblatt, Sept. 21, 2018. (The Daily Star/ Parliament, HO)
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No new developments regarding the government formation have taken place, Progressive Socialist Party MP Teymour Joumblatt said Friday.One hotly debated issue has been the representation of Christians, which is fiercely contested between the Free Patriotic Movement and the Lebanese Forces.PSP leader Walid Joumblatt has insisted on naming the three ministers reserved for the Druze sect in the new government, seemingly with the intent of excluding his Druze rival, MP Talal Arslan, an ally of the FPM's.
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