Kanaan Sees 'Signs' that Govt. Formation is Near

There are “incomplete signs” that suggest that the government formation crisis is “heading towards a breakthrough,” Strong Lebanon bloc secretary MP Ibrahim Kanaan has said.

There are indications that the government “will be formed soon,” Kanaan added in a TV interview.

He noted that all obstacles can be resolved according “because the national interest requires representing everyone according to their sizes while preserving diversity.”

“We are inclined to form a government according to the sizes that were reflected by the elections. Period,” Kanaan emphasized.

He also confirmed that President Michel Aoun will name the deputy premier.

PM-designate Saad Hariri was tasked with forming a new government on May 24. His mission is being hampered by political wrangling over shares, especially over Christian and Druze representation. Some parties such as Hizbullah and the Free Patriotic Movement have suggested that foreign countries, especially Saudi Arabia, are behind the ongoing delay.

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