Report: Govt. Expected after Hizbullah ‘Persuades’ Allies, Ibrahim Mediates ‘Initiative’

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Prospects grew on Wednesday that Lebanon’s seven-month delayed government could be formed before the year-end when the pro-Hizbullah Consultative Gathering MPs agreed to name a figure from outside their group to get a ministerial seat in the government.

Each of the pro-Hizbullah MPs is free to name the figure of his choice, out of which President Michel Aoun will pick one for a seat from his own share ending the stalemate and disagreements between political parties over shares and cabinet quotas, the pan-Arab al-Hayat daily reported .

Some figures have even expected the formation to crystalize by Saturday or Sunday, said the daily. A Consultative Gathering MP who was not named told the daily: “The obstacle has been solved, unless a new hurdle emerges.”

Al-Hayat said the indications that a soon settlement might be reached arose two days ago when senior Hizbullah sources told a number of parties that the stalemate of Sunni MPs representation is “heading towards a solution in light of concessions made by all sides.”

Politicians familiar with “the situation” told al-Hayat that Hizbullah has persuaded the six deputies to accept their representation through a figure from outside their group.

They have adamantly insisted before that one of them must specifically be named for a seat.

General Security chief Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim mediated the “initiative” on Tuesday, and relayed Hizbullah leaders as saying that once Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri met with the six members of the Consultative Gathering, the problem would be resolved.

Some political circles said the developments at the regional level, mainly in Iraq and Yemen, “have attributed to the solution at Lebanon’s governmental level.”

Ibrahim’s mobility yesterday reinforced expectations that the government could be formed before the holidays in an effort to find a compromise within the framework of President Michel Aoun's initiative when he kicked off consultations with the various concerned parties last week, added the daily.

Ibrahim had met on Tuesday with the Sunni MPs, except for Faisal Karami who is traveling abroad and is expected to return to Lebanon on Friday.

The interlocutors agreed that members of the gathering would name personalities from their political line for a ministerial post. President Michel Aoun would then choose one of them to represent them.

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 three Shiite ministers in a bid to press him.

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Comments 16
Thumb justin 19 December 2018, 09:45

Once again hezbollah saves Lebanon: In peace time and in War time!

What a travesty....

Thumb thepatriot 19 December 2018, 10:35

What needs to happen in Lebanon so that we get a new constitutions that refrains the parties from constantly blocking the country!?

Missing thatisit 19 December 2018, 12:27

It is Hariri's fault to have reached this low level of political immaturity. Now anyone seems to play him and he just accept whatever pushed down his throat. Of course, his political mantra is he is doing this and done that for the sake of Lebanon. The young man is totally oblivious to the world around him.

Missing keserwaniaseel 19 December 2018, 14:12

What would have been your solution?

Thumb warrior 20 December 2018, 01:41

lol@: 'The solution is to accept the constitutional guidelines'

Thumb doodle-dude 21 December 2018, 11:00

lol @ the Kesayrawani

Thumb libanaisresilient 19 December 2018, 14:14

He isn't that young! Though he is young compared to others

Missing thatisit 19 December 2018, 12:28

It is Hariri's fault to have reached this low level of political immaturity. Now anyone seems to play him and he just accept whatever pushed down his throat. Of course, his political mantra is he is doing this and done that for the sake of Lebanon. The young man is totally oblivious to the world around him.

Thumb roflmfao 19 December 2018, 17:06

Cristhiano Dude.. I am now completely convinced.. that you're Brazilian... Like many Brazilian.. you suffer from.. what is known in the scientific circles as.. the "Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior" disease.. or Neymarites for short... It's a Brazilian specific genetic disease.. that affects the brain.. causing the subjects.. to grab a lower extremity.. fall down as if shot with a high powered riffle.. roll on the floor.. screaming and crying.. without anyone ever touching them.. The symptoms.. in your case dear Cristhiano.. also include.. complaints and argument .. insisting that you fell down.. following a Hariri tackle.. with all spectators.. refs.. and VAR.. seeing.. not a Hariri in sight.. Alas.. Neymarites has no cure... But there's hope... As we speak.. researchers are trying to reconfigure.. the pill that cured Klinsmannlepsy..

Thumb libanaisresilient 19 December 2018, 20:15

Trying to divert attention from main subject with long bs texts won't make u look smart Lebanese beggar! What u think about join your PM in begging for aid?? It's much profitable than spending time trying to ridicule others on this forum! ; )

Thumb roflmfao 19 December 2018, 21:01

Dude Cristhiano.. nice rant... word of advice compadre... I've noticed that.. when you get agitated.. your English strays into.. the tric.portugal persona.. quite funny.. to be honest..

Thumb roflmfao 19 December 2018, 21:04

and Cristhiano.. You are so amusing.. I'm giving thumbs up to you all around.. something I never do.. not to anyone.. cheers!..

Thumb libanaisresilient 19 December 2018, 22:12

First, You mean 'cristão' not christiano, don't be ignorant. Second, just because we look to same matter thru different perspectives it doesn't mean we know more or less about same subject. Am I amusing for telling the naked truth? Thx.

Thumb roflmfao 19 December 2018, 23:51

Dude.. no.. I mean Cristhiano.. like Cristhians.. you know.. Cristhians..like tric.portugal's Cristhians.. "in Levant Cristhians"... And you are amusing.. not like the naked truth.. like "the emperor has no clothes" naked... And you're welcome..

Thumb warrior 20 December 2018, 01:06

"libanaisresilient 5 hours ago
You're envious of me because I got triple nationality"

The only nationality you have is Shia.

Thumb liberty 21 December 2018, 02:39

The lowlife says "You're envious of me because I got triple nationality"

and how did he know you have triple nationality to be envious of you in the first place?!