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Alloush Says Hariri to Present Proposals to Break Govt. Impasse

Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri is “determined to present proposals to break the government deadlock,” an official from his al-Mustaqbal Movement said.

“His mission knows no surrender nor inability, as long as he is capable of communicating with everyone and proposing objective ideas that can rescue the country,” ex-MP Mustafa Alloush told Asharq al-Awsat newspaper in remarks published Sunday.

Alloush however ruled out an imminent breakthrough.

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.

Hariri has meanwhile told reporters that the new government “will not be formed” should the pro-Damascus camp “insist on restoring Lebanese-Syrian ties.” But pro-Hizbullah journalist Salem Zahran said that the PM-designate has “informed Hizbullah” that his remarks were a “slip of the tongue.”


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