Miqati's Resignation Chances Surge as Pessimism Engulfs Formation Process


The optimism that engulfed the cabinet formation process in the past days has largely retreated and the possibility of PM-designate Najib Miqati’s resignation has become a “more than serious choice,” a media report published Monday said.

“The formation picture is not reassuring and we are before a critical week regarding the government,” informed political sources told the al-Joumhouria newspaper.

“The indications that are being leaked from the sources of President (Michel) Aoun and Miqati point to negative prospects,” the sources said.

The sources attributed the negativity to “veiled domestic and foreign interventions that took place heavily over the past days and frustrated the positivities that Aoun and Miqati had spoken of prior to the end of last week.”

“Prior to this setback, Aoun and Miqati were about to enter the final phase of picking the candidates ahead of declaring the cabinet line-up within a few days,” al-Joumhouria said.

And as political sources linked the setback exclusively to “sudden conditions and demands by some parties as to substituting candidates, mutual vetoes and additional portfolios,” other sources attributed the negativity to Aoun’s “insistence” on obtaining “more than one third” of the cabinet’s seats.

Comments 4
Thumb thepatriot 23 August 2021, 17:45

Resign and get lost!
You're part of the system!

Missing 5-7doud 23 August 2021, 19:14

Playing musical chairs.

Default-user-icon Lebnani (Guest) 23 August 2021, 21:20

Please resign because you're worse than Hariri. You both should disappear from politics and Bahaa hariri should take over to fix things and bring back Lebanon on its feet again. We had enough of stupid and deranged people like S. Hariri and Miqati running the country to hell.

Default-user-icon notimeforgames (Guest) 24 August 2021, 05:20

look man, they either let you do your work and take care of your business or you leave, as simple as that, time is money and no one like to waste money. i think we should lea a revolution by the people so they can free themselves, people need to be educated on whats going on, plain and simple, exposure