Parliament Debates Aoun's Letter on Hariri's Designation
Speaker Nabih Berri on Saturday presided over a parliament session dedicated to discussing President Michel Aoun’s letter on the issue of the new government and the mission of PM-designate Saad Hariri.
State-run National News Agency said a large number of lawmakers were taking part in the session.
The letter was recited Friday in parliament before Berri adjourned the session in a bid to defuse tensions between the camps of Aoun and Hariri.
Speaking at Saturday’s session, MP Mohammed Raad, the head of Hizbullah’s bloc, said the priority now is for the formation of a new government.
The priority is for “exchanging concessions for the sake of our country,” Raad added.
Free Patriotic Movement chief MP Jebran Bassil and Hariri were scheduled to deliver speeches later in the session.