Hariri to Meet Bassil Sunday as Draft Line-Up Surfaces

Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri is expected to meet Free Patriotic Movement chief MP Jebran Bassil on Sunday evening ahead of his much-anticipated meeting with President Michel Aoun, al-Liwaa daily reported Saturday.

Hariri is then expected to meet Aoun in the middle of next week, the newspaper added.

Informed sources told al-Liwaa that an actual line-up might not emerge before the second half of September, while stressing that the disagreements are narrowing.

The sources added that the line-up could be arranged as follows:

- President's share: deputy PM post, defense, information

- Al-Mustaqbal: PM post, interior, telecom and culture

- Strong Lebanon: foreign affairs, energy, economy, tourism, sport and youth

- Development and Liberation: finance and social affairs

- Loyalty to Resistance: health, agriculture and industry

- Lebanese Forces: public works, justice, environment

- Democratic Gathering: labor, displaced

- Marada Movement: one portfolio

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