Aoun Postpones PM Consultations, Berri and Bassil React


President Michel Aoun on Wednesday postponed the binding parliamentary consultations to name a new premier to October 22.

A statement issued by the Presidency said Aoun took his decision “at the request of some parliamentary blocs, after difficulties emerged.”

These difficulties “require working on solutions,” the statement added.

The consultations had been initially scheduled for Thursday, October 15.

Speaker Nabih Berri reacted swiftly to the move, saying that he is “against the postponement of consultations, even for a single day.”

Free Patriotic Movement chief Jebran Bassil for his part tweeted that the decision “will not change the FPM’s “stance,” in an apparent reference to the movement’s refusal to endorse ex-PM Saad Hariri’s nomination.

“To all those philosophizing, speculating and making bets: Despite our respect for the President’s decision to postpone the parliamentary consultations, it will not change our stance,” he said.

Comments 4
Thumb SheikYerbouti 14 October 2020, 23:43

As expected the Ayatollah's edict of no government in Lebanon before at least the US elections followed to the letter.

Thumb zahle_nights007 15 October 2020, 02:46

You all should be hanged!!

Missing cedars 15 October 2020, 14:07

Postpone the outcome of August 4 bomb results. You need to resign.

Missing phillipo 16 October 2020, 17:37

So once again he is carrying out the instructions of his bosses in Hizballah and amal. Their simple goal is to destroy the unity of the Republic of Lebanon, and his actions (or rather, inactions) are bringing that goal nearer every day.