Report: Berri Prepares ‘New Initiative’ to Ease Cabinet Impasse

Speaker Nabih Berri reportedly plans to make a new move and launch an initiative that could ease the government deadlock, amid months of wrangling between political leaders to form a cabinet, al-Anbaa electronic daily reported on Friday.

According to Berri’s visitors, the Speaker “expresses dismay” with the political situation.

“Next week, everyone will see the Speakership take intense activity to reactivate the government file in a bid to help the government formation,” they said on condition of anonymity.

“Berri’s initiative this time will succeed because it stems from basic principles that may satisfy everyone if things go in the right direction,” they added.

Eighteen meetings at Baabda Palace between President Michel Aoun and PM-designate Saad Hariri have failed to reach an agreement over a government format.

Source: Naharnet

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