Berri Voices Cautious Optimism on Govt. Formation Process


Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri on Wednesday voiced cautious optimism over the reported progress in the cabinet formation process.

“It's about time everyone shouldered their responsibilities to finalize the government issue,” Berri told lawmakers during the weekly Ain el-Tineh meeting.

Urging all parties to “show modesty in dealing with the formation process,” the Speaker said “there is a vigorous momentum nowadays and some are speaking of promising and positive developments.”

"The economic situation is very critical and this requires us all to cooperate to address this challenge which has an impact on the general situation in the country,” Berri added.

He also emphasized that “the parliament will shoulder its responsibilities and perform its role,” noting that “there will be a legislative session before the end of this month.”