Hariri Urges Parties to 'Show Modesty' instead of Blaming Him for Govt. Delay

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Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri on Tuesday called on the political parties to “show modesty” in their demands regarding the new government as he stressed that he is not behind the ongoing delay.

“They are blaming me for the delay whereas each party is clinging to its stances and demands,” Hariri told reporters ahead of a meeting for the al-Mustaqbal parliamentary bloc.

“Everyone must show modesty and sacrifice for the sake of the country,” Hariri added.

Asked about President Michel Aoun's remarks that there is a “campaign” against Free Patriotic Movement chief MP Jebran Bassil because he is “in the lead of the presidential race,” Hariri said: “President Aoun is the president today and it is premature to talk about the presidential race.”

And denying that there is an attempt to “besiege the new presidential tenure,” the PM-designate pointed out that “world powers are pressing for a speedy government formation in order to begin the rescue program of the CEDRE conference.”

As for the impact of the U.S. sanctions against Iran on the formation process, Hariri said: “We are in communication with Hizbullah and, like all parties, it wants the government to be formed.”

Hariri was tasked with forming a new government on May 24. His mission is being hampered by political wrangling over shares, especially over Christian and Druze representation.

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Thumb galaxy 2 months

Use your powers given to you by the constitution and stop being a weakling.

Thumb ___flamethrower___ 2 months

Never has Lebanon known or seen a Prime Minister who is as strong and decisive as this one, ever!

Thumb whyaskwhy 2 months

You guys are not being fair on him, all this pressure and its almost Thursday (halla bil khamis) and he may have broken a fingernail to boot, plus he had to put of his Marbella trip for friday.

Thumb roflmfao 2 months

'Show Modesty' and resign

Thumb tric.portugal 2 months

“They are blaming me for the delay whereas each party is clinging to its stances and demands,” Hariri told reporters ahead of a meeting for the al-Mustaqbal parliamentary bloc
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you !!!??? the blame is for al-Mustaqbal ! Are a terrorist organization....and have iternational support !!!??? the Envagelicals...Hariri is sobrevalorizated al-Mustaqbal and desvalorizated Lebanese Forces in the space of M14 in the process of criation the new Cabinet...

Thumb tric.portugal 2 months

"Prime Minister Saad Hariri admitted Monday that his al-Mustaqbal Movement had lost a third of its seats in parliament following the country's first general election in nine years, while noting that it faced “a scheme to eliminate it from political life.”

Hariri said the results, which have not yet been officially announced, credit his movement with 21 of parliament's 128 seats, a drop from the 33 it controlled in the outgoing legislature."
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http://www.naharnet.com/stories/en/245896

Thumb tric.portugal 2 months

"The LF insists on “proper representation in the new Cabinet in light of the parliamentary elections outcome,” which produced dramatic success for the party almost doubling its national seats."
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http://www.naharnet.com/stories/en/247982

Thumb tric.portugal 2 months

"The LF insists on “proper representation in the new Cabinet in light of the parliamentary elections outcome,” which produced dramatic success for the party almost doubling its national seats."
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http://www.naharnet.com/stories/en/247982

Thumb ex-fpm 2 months

Useless and Pitiful

Thumb s.o.s 2 months

Get the hell out Hariri. We’ve seen enough of you and your family! Take the Aoun mafia with you!