Speaker Nabih Berri described this week as pivotal for the formation of a new government as Lebanon continues to endure crisis after crisis.
He thus announced the intensification of contacts at the political level to resolve the last 2 obstacles in the framework of the cabinet formation process, namely the establishment of a government of 24 members without the right of veto granted to any party. .
However, on the Christian side and in particular the Maronite Patriarchate or the Presidency of the Republic, it is considered that there is an infringement of the coexistence between Muslim and Christian communities which stipulates an equal distribution between the 2 communities. It is thus estimated that the third granted to the Sunni community via the Prime Minister designate Saad Hariri, to the Shiite tandem with Hezbollah and Amal and Christian with the presidency of the republic would thus violate the national pact.
Another dilemma, the Prime Minister designate Saad Hariri will continue to demand to be able to appoint 2 Christian ministers, which refuses the Presidency of the Republic which sees it as a new attack on his prerogatives.
Faced with this, the Free Patriotic Current is reportedly considering withdrawing its support for the Speaker’s initiative as, additional pressure, Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah called for the rapid formation of a government in the face of deterioration. social and economic conditions.
Gébran Bassil once again received MP Ali Hassan Khalil and Hezbollah political adviser Wafic Safa at his home. The discussions were qualified as positive despite comments made by sources close to the Current of the Future who accuse the leader of the CPL of wanting to obtain a right of veto within the next cabinet.
The news comes as CPL MPs who met yesterday called on Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri to form a government in line with constitutional standards and the National Pact or take responsibility and indicate that they do not wish to form a government.