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Berri Meets Bassil: No One will Replace Miqati, Solutions Continue to Crumble

Speaker Nabih Berri confirmed that Premier-designate Najib Miqati has no substitute and stressed that his continued efforts to form the cabinet didn’t end yet.

“Others have taken longer time trying to accomplish this task,” Berri told An Nahar newspaper published Wednesday.

On Tuesday, the speaker discussed with Caretaker Energy Minister Jebran Bassil the government formation obstacles. Berri’s aide MP Ali Hassan Khalil also attended the meeting.

Berri told As Safir newspaper that all solutions aimed at ending the cabinet deadlock are being crushed. He was quoted as saying that the “consultations are still ongoing, and the endeavors didn’t crumble yet.”

As for Bassil, he told the daily that several ideas were discussed during the meeting.


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