Bassil Says FPM Not to Blame for Govt. Obstacles, Wishes Hariri Success

Free Patriotic Movement chief MP Jebran Bassil stressed Friday that the FPM is not behind the obstacles that are delaying the formation of the new government.

“We're awaiting the formation of a national unity government on the basis of fairness, balance and partnership. This is the only way to form a government that works in a correct way and produces results for the Lebanese and the country,” Bassil said after talks with Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi in al-Diman.

“The obstacles in the PM-designate's way are coming from the parties that are raising them. He is addressing them and we're helping him as much as possible and we wish him success. We are waiting for him to resolve the three main hurdles that are before him and we were hoping this would happen in these two days and God willing we will finish this soon,” Bassil added.

“We're not concerned with the problems that the PM-designate is facing because we are not raising any own problem or obstacle. There were issues that we could have turned into obstacles but we did not, seeing as we're still insisting that no ministries should be confined to certain sects, such as finance, interior, energy and others, but we are facilitating things,” the FPM chief went on to say.

He added: “Our only demand is fairness and we have not put any condition or veto on anyone and we have not rejected anything that falls under the principle of fairness.”

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