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.

Comments 3
Thumb libanaisresilient 23 October 2018, 22:50

Nobody trusts you Mr. Irrelevant!

Missing thatisit 23 October 2018, 23:34

Can someone please lock up these two kids in an unlicensed Kindergarten with a lot of diapers so the Lebanese can get on with their lives..this is just totally pathetic

Thumb whyaskwhy 24 October 2018, 18:44

This is about the 25th time we heard from the PM and Imbecile its in the bank and anytime now we will have a divisive government.... comming from these two "credentious" individuals ...what a lark