Miqati Slams Geagea, Says the Cabinet is for All Lebanese

Sources close to Premier-designate Najib Miqati snapped back at Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea on Friday saying the new cabinet will be a government for all the Lebanese.

Miqati “waited for the March 14 team around two months to participate in the cabinet and he still calls for the participation of everyone,” the sources told An Nahar daily.

“It is not permissible for a team that voluntarily decided not to participate to say that it’s a one-sided government,” they said. “Surely, this cabinet will be able to follow-up ongoing challenges and solve many problems in the country.”

Geagea warned on Thursday against the formation of a one-sided government and said a technocrat cabinet is the only solution to end the impasse.

The sources stressed that “the cabinet will be for all the Lebanese and not a single team.”

On reports that Miqati’s phone conversation with Suleiman on Wednesday did not end well, the sources said: “This is not true, Miqati informed the president about the result of his consultations and the atmosphere is positive.”

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