Report: Hariri Believes ‘Deliberate’ Obstacles Hampering Govt. Formation

Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri is reportedly annoyed that a draft Cabinet line-up submitted to President Michel Aoun has “failed” to meet approval, al-Joumhouria daily reported on Thursday.

Quoting al-Mustaqbal Movement sources, the daily said “Hariri is keen on coordinating efforts with Aoun and on having good ties with him,” but he believes that some are trying to “sabotage these relations and obstruct the Cabinet formation.”

“The recent draft Cabinet line-up was a serious chance to form a well-balanced government, he has given all he can,” they added. “He believes some are trying to sabotage and obstruct. The time will come and these parties will be named.”

On Wednesday, Hariri presented a draft Cabinet line-up to Aoun which “failed to meet the President’s approval,” according to reports.

Hariri was tasked with forming a new Cabinet on May 24. His mission has since been delayed because of disagreements between political parties over Cabinet shares, mainly the Christian and Druze representation.

Source: Naharnet

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