Berri Says Govt. Delay Has Become 'Unbearable'
Speaker Nabih Berri warned Wednesday that the ongoing delay in the government formation process has become “unbearable,” as he reiterated his call for a quick government formation.
“There is nothing new regarding the government,” MPs quoted Berri as saying during the weekly Ain el-Tineh meeting.
Warning over “the pressing economic and social situations and the need to launch and activate the state's work,” Berri noted that “the obstacles are still the same and are related to shares and sizes.”
“If there is foreign interference, it has become present because it has been imported by domestic parties, and we have to convince everyone, even our friends, that it is up to us to resolve our domestic issues,” the Speaker went on to say.
Prime Minister-designate Saad 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. Some parties such as Hizbullah and the Free Patriotic Movement have suggested that foreign countries, especially Saudi Arabia, are behind the ongoing delay.