Reports: Govt. Formation Possible Next Week

The sectarian and political distribution of ministerial portfolios is “almost done,” according to circles following up on the government formation developments.

The circles confirmed on Friday that “consultations far from the spotlight will take place in the next few days to agree on the names of the ministers.”

They expected the government to be formed during the next week, "if no last moment obstacles emerge."

The sources noted that the decision taken by the Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh to end fuel subsidies has worsened the situation in the country, which “pushed towards accelerating the government formation in order to face the consequences of this decision, whether it is to be implemented now or later."

Moreover, visitors of Ain el-Tineh reported that Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri expressed his satisfaction with the progress concerning the government formation.

Source: Agence France Presse

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