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Aoun: No Solution in Sight Regarding Formation of Lebanese Govt


Mon 21 Sep 2020 | 04:08 PM
Hatem Dwidar

Lebanese President Michel Aoun said, on Monday, that there appears to be "no solution in sight" regarding the formation of the expected government, noting that the Prime Minister-designate "did not accept the views of the political blocs in Parliament" to form a government.

In a televised address, Aoun said: "Today we are facing a crisis in forming a government, and with the hardening positions, there is no near solution on the horizon."

The Lebanese President added that the Prime Minister-designate, Mustafa Adib, did not present any acceptable government formation, noting that he "did not accept the views of the political blocs in Parliament."

Differences had surfaced and obstructed the efforts to form the Lebanese government, with the Shiite duo represented by Hezbollah and its ally, Amal Movement, led by Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri, to name their ministers and adhere to the portfolio of the Ministry of Finance, which Adib opposes.

The Lebanese Prime Minister-designate insists on forming a government with a specific mission, based on what the political forces committed to do in front of French President Emmanuel Macron.

In this context, Aoun said, "Hezbollah and the Amal Movement insist on naming Shiite ministers, among them the Minister of Finance .. The Lebanese constitution does not provide for the allocation of any ministry to any sect," suggesting that the sectarian distribution of the sovereign ministries be abolished.