Hariri Expects to Form Next Lebanese Government

Hariri Expects to Form Next Lebanese Government

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The Gaza Post|The News of Palestine-Beirut

Prime Minister Saad Hariri is expected to be reassigned with forming the new government.

Nabih Berri, the leader of the Amal Movement, who has been the Parliament Speaker since 1992, is likely to be elected to the post for the sixth consecutive time.

However, there are still some issues that need to be resolved before the formation of the new government.

According to local media, the parliament will convene on May 22 to elect the Parliament Speaker under the presidency of the Lebanese Forces (Phalange) Party and former Deputy Prime Minister Michel Murr.

Under the Taif Accord that ended Lebanon’s civil war in 1989, President Michel Aoun will hold talks with Lebanese blocs in parliament to discuss the government formation.

According to Taif Accord, the president is elected from among Christians; the prime minister is picked up from among Sunnis and Parliament Speaker will be a Shia.

Sources close to Aoun’s Free Patriotic Movement said that Hariri was likely to be chosen to head up the new government.

According to the sources, Hariri has the strongest and biggest political bloc among Sunnis.

In a statement, Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri said Hariri was his candidate for premiership, despite his stance on the Ministry of Finance.

He said the formation of the new government might be delayed due to the current political issues.

Source;Al Bawaba

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