Miqati Warns from Baabda: Formation Timeframe Not Open-Ended


Prime Minister-designate Najib Miqati warned Monday after meeting President Michel Aoun in Baabda that the timeframe for the cabinet's formation is “not open-ended.”

“I was honestly hoping for a faster pace in the cabinet formation process and I was hoping for a government before the August 4 anniversary,” Miqati said after the talks.

Noting that he wants to preserve the “same confessional distribution of portfolios” that was followed in Hassan Diab’s government, in order to avoid further complications, the PM-designate said he agreed with Aoun to meet again on Thursday.

Comments 9
Thumb barrymore 02 August 2021, 16:27

Once again the problem lies with Aoun and his corrupt sectarian party. Miqati is facing the same obstacles the two previous PM designates faced: Aoun/Bassil unreasonable and unconstitutional demands.

Thumb _citizen_ 03 August 2021, 00:09

Excellent comment... it shows you have in depth knowledge of agriculture.

Thumb i.report 03 August 2021, 00:21

Haha good one. Perhaps he should ask to be the next minister of culture and agriculture. Lmao

Thumb Geralt 03 August 2021, 11:37

and of growing weed, like his Hezbollah counterparts!

Default-user-icon democrasi (Guest) 03 August 2021, 03:02

i tell you what Mr president and bassil does not have any good intentions toward the lebanese people, now check this out, things can get out of control really fast and then it is going to be too late to repent, trust me. you need a government that does not sleep as soon as possible and for some reason these 2 jokers keep on sticking out like a hick up in the throats of the lebanese people

Thumb barrymore 03 August 2021, 10:20

were you not the one who only yesterday was threatening us with another civil war and another May 7? stfu and go take a hike!

Thumb galaxy 03 August 2021, 10:24

you forgot to sign in as cheesecake....

Thumb galaxy 03 August 2021, 10:25

the four letter word after 'in' really describes the lowlife incognito.

Default-user-icon cocoman (Guest) 03 August 2021, 12:20

We became corrupt/ individualistic pieces of shit during the civil war, when they taught us (the same people around today) that it was the shia/sunni/ maronite/druze's fault... When in reality i have never met a shia/sunni/maronite /druze that i did not get along with, after i got to know him/her a little and listen to his/her story...

The reality is that they played the sect/religion card to brainwash us and use us. Divide to conquer. And we see the reality of this now: they took everything: money, health, environment, future, dreams... and they took from all of us regardless of our sect/ religion... Maybe it's time we got back at them. Maybe it's time we come together as one people and bring down this corrupt class once and for all... Killoun ya3neh killoun...