Aoun Yet to Accept Naming Consensus Sunni Minister from His Share

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President Michel Aoun has not yet accepted the possibility of naming a consensus Sunni minister from his own share as a solution to the gridlock preventing the formation of the new government, media report said.

“This has not happened yet and any indications on President Aoun and Minister (Jebran) Bassil's approval have not yet emerged,” An Nahar newspaper reported on Sunday.

“Bassil is expected to meet with the six MPs of the Consultative Sunni Gathering and afterwards with PM-designate (Saad) Hariri in a bid to arrange a meeting between the two parties,” the daily added.

The government was on the verge of formation on October 29 after the Lebanese Forces accepted the portfolios that were assigned to it but a last-minute hurdle over the representation of pro-Hizbullah Sunni MPs surfaced.

Hizbullah has insisted that the six Sunni MPs should be given a seat in the government, refraining from providing Hariri with the names of its own ministers in a bid to press him.

Bassil is meanwhile trying to convince the rival parties to accept a settlement based on naming a “consensus” Sunni minister.

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Thumb libanaisresilient 19 November 2018, 05:07

It won't happen. Hariri must give out a share of his bloc like Hizballah demanded.