Hariri Hands Aoun Format of 'No Victors, No Losers' Govt.

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PM-designate Saad Hariri announced Monday that he presented to President Michel Aoun a format for "a national unity government" that does not entail a "victory" for a political camp over another.

Speaking to reporters after his long-anticipated meeting with Aoun in Baabda, Hariri said the proposed format would involve "sacrifices from all parties."

Hariri also noted that he took the demands of all parties into consideration while emphasizing that only him and Aoun possess the format's exact details.

Informed sources meanwhile told LBCI TV that Hariri's remarks reflect the reality of what happened.

"The format includes the blocs' shares and portfolios without any names and it consists of 30 ministerial seats. Only the president and the PM-designate have knowledge of the format's details," the sources added.

Earlier in the day, Hariri had held talks at the Center House with caretaker Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil.

Talks focused on the efforts to form a new government, Hariri’s media office said.

According to media reports, Hariri was expected to meet with Bassil on Sunday evening. Hariri later called the Free Patriotic Movement chief and agreed to meet with him today.

Hariri was tasked with forming a new government on May 24.

His mission has been delayed by wrangling between political parties mainly over Christian and Druze representation.

Comments 7
Thumb justice 03 September 2018, 15:40

The diminutive man needs a cushion behind his back so his legs can reach the floor!

Thumb whyaskwhy 03 September 2018, 16:02

A meeting between Syria/Iran and wealthy Lebanese kid who speaks for whats left of the Lebanese economy.

Thumb doodle-dude 03 September 2018, 16:51

lol @ 'crucial'

Thumb Southern......... 03 September 2018, 17:29


Missing un520 03 September 2018, 19:15

Said the producer to the artist: "What we have got here, is the perfect track. But we dont have a vocal, and we dont have a song. If we could get these things accomplished, nothing else could go wrong"

Thumb physiatrist 03 September 2018, 20:48

John McCain and Aretha Franklin are laid to rest and suddenly this happens, is it a coincidence? I think not.

Missing ysurais 04 September 2018, 11:57

"Only the president and the PM-designate have knowledge of the format's details," the sources added."

if bezzil new about it beforehand, it would have worked!sorry