Hariri Meets Bassil, Promises New Govt. 'within Days'
Free Patriotic Movement chief MP Jebran Bassil visited Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri Tuesday evening for a meeting that was held away from reporters' eyes, TV networks said.
Earlier in the day, Hariri told his parliamentary bloc's members that Tuesday's could be the last bloc meeting he would preside over seeing as the government is expected to be formed “within days,” several local channels reported.
Wrangling over Christian shares is the main obstacle delaying the formation of the new government after the so-called Druze hurdle was resolved.
Hizbullah-backed Sunni MPs opposed to Hariri's al-Mustaqbal Movement have also demanded that they be allocated a seat in the government but Hariri has played down the issue and noted that it does not represent an obstacle.