Jumblat Says Accepts to Offer 'Concessions for Sake of Country'
Progressive Socialist Party leader Walid Jumblat hinted Monday that he could agree to offer “concessions” regarding his party's share in the new government.
“Enough with building paper castles. The circumstances do not allow this luxury, as debt increases every moment due to public money waste, corruption and the accumulation of debt and haphazard spending. No one and no conference can rescue us,” Jumblat warned in a tweet.
“A settlement is necessary and it is not wrong to offer concessions for the sake of the country,” he added, referring to the stalled cabinet formation process.
Jumblat had been insisting on getting all three Druze seats for his PSP but has recently shown some flexibility. Lebanese Democratic Party chief MP Talal Arslan, backed by President Michel Aoun and the Free Patriotic Movement, has stressed that he has the right to get one of the Druze seats.
Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri was quick to respond to Jumblat's tweet.
“If you will reach the conclusion that Walid Jumblat has reached, then why procrastinate any further in the cabinet formation process? Get going because people are waiting for you,” Hariri tweeted.