Miqati Meets Aoun, Says Discussions Have Entered Names Phase


Prime Minister-designate Najib Miqati announced Monday that the cabinet formation negotiations have entered the phase of picking candidates, signaling that an agreement has been reached on the distribution of ministerial portfolios.

“We are trying to resolve the issue in a manner that is convenient for everyone,” Miqati said after meeting President Michel Aoun in Baabda.

Adding that there will be further meetings this week, the PM-designate confirmed that the discussions have entered the names phase.

Responding to a reporter’s question, Miqati said: “The chances of forming a government are higher than those of stepping down. There is no specific deadline but the time frame is not open-ended.”

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Missing mcessen1 16 August 2021, 17:17

Names phase?? What phase was it before?? Dancing phase, kissing phase, ?? No sense of urgency whatsoever!!!
What's after the names phase? Arguing phase? Selection phase? Refusal phase? Miqati resignation phase? Aoun asking for another designate PM phase?
Only phase I'm sure of is the destruction of Lebanon phase.

Thumb Nade 16 August 2021, 18:49

Convenient to every one would be the same shit we had before. Nothing gonna be done for the people. useless as always…

Missing peace 16 August 2021, 19:44

Politicians are not to blame , lebanese people are. They elected them and many still support them... Lebanese are just reaping what they sowed....

Default-user-icon gate Keeper (Guest) 17 August 2021, 10:36

The word MANY is an understatement

Thumb ashtah 17 August 2021, 00:33

The 10th meeting to form a government.....!

Thumb _citizen_ 17 August 2021, 00:34

Thank you for the heads up regarding the 'False' news.... Please, keep your contributions coming.

Thumb sevilla 17 August 2021, 01:06

موقف حازم أطلقه أمين عام حزب الله حسن نصرالله، باتجاه الإسراع في تشكيل الحكومة، مشدداً على أن لعبة الوقت قد انتهت

Default-user-icon good (Guest) 17 August 2021, 04:18

very well

Default-user-icon good (Guest) 17 August 2021, 04:19

very well

Thumb marcus 17 August 2021, 05:16

Mustapha Adeeb was appointed and he had several meetings with Aoun, Hariri was appointed and had 20 meetings with Aoun, and now Miqati has had 10 meetings with Aoun. Surely, Adeeb, Hariri and Miqati are the problem and not Aoun.

Missing phillipo 17 August 2021, 10:39

Where exactly in the Constitution of the Republic of Lebanon does is state that apart from the Prime Minister-designate having to "consult" with the President on the formation of a government, the President can name his own prospective Ministers whether the PM-designate likes them or not?

Thumb justin 17 August 2021, 11:01

No where! Aoun is a dictator and interprets the constitution the way he likes.