4 Tripoli MPs Under Spotlight: Votes Are Necessary to Keep Hariri in Power

Eyes are turned to four Tripoli MPs whose decision on whether to name the March 8 or the March 14 nominee for the premiership would play an important role in deciding the fate of the government.

Former PM Najib Miqati, Minister Mohammed Safadi, Ahmed Karami and Qassem Abdelaziz are expected to meet on Saturday to announce their final stance from parliamentary consultations that will be held on Monday and Tuesday.

As Safir daily said that Miqati will stand by his ally Ahmed Karami in voting against Omar Karami, who is the March 8’s nominee for the prime minister’s post.

However, Miqati is also keen on coordinating with his “new ally” Safadi who in his turn is allied with Abdelaziz. The latter will most likely vote for Caretaker PM Saad Hariri, As Safir said.

The four lawmakers will also decide during their meeting on Saturday whether to participate in next week’s consultations as a single team, the newspaper added.

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