BEIRUT

Lebanon News

Berri names Salam to form new government

Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri is seen in Ain al-Tineh in Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, April 26, 2012. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)

BEIRUT: Speaker Nabih Berri said Friday that his Development and Liberation bloc has named Beirut MP Tammam Salam to form the new government.

“The bloc announced the nomination of [MP] Tammam Salam to form a national and consensual government, to restore peace among the Lebanese,” Berri told reporters following the bloc’s meeting at his Beirut residence in Ain al-Tineh.

“This is a new page opened by the former majority [March 14] toward the former opposition [March 8],” Berri said.

“I hope that [Salam’s nomination] will open a new page for everyone in order to work for the sake of Lebanon's future and toward its salvation,” he added.

The speaker also expressed hope that Salam’s appointment would bridge the gap between the rival March 8 and March 14 coalitions.

Berri also hailed March 14 for “climbing the ladder of centrism” along with Progressive Socialist Party leader Walid Jumblatt.

 

Recommended

Advertisement

Comments

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)

comments powered by Disqus

Advertisement

FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE

Interested in knowing more about this story?

Click here