Report: Aoun Says Hariri Replacement Ready if He Rejects 32-Minister Proposal


President Michel Aoun has said that Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri could be replaced by another figure should he reject a proposal to form a 32-minister cabinet as a way out of the Sunni representation dilemma, a media report said.

“President Aoun believes that that the solution to the governmental crisis would be the formation of a 32-minister cabinet by adding a Syriac minister to Aoun’s share and an Alawite seat to Hariri’s share and naming one of the independent Sunnis as part of the PM-designate’s share,” al-Jadeed TV quoted unnamed sources as saying.

“President Aoun’s visitors quoted him as saying that should Hariri reject the 32-minister proposal then his replacement will be ready to be tasked” with forming the new government, the sources added.

The sources said that Aoun’s visitors have also quoted him as saying that he “will give a brief ultimatum to Hariri to declare his stance on the 32-minister proposal or else he will address a letter to Parliament to discuss the governmental situation.”

“Aoun’s visitors said he has the impression that PM-designate Saad Hariri’s several foreign trips suggest that the formation of the government is not a priority to him, knowing that he is readying to begin a European tour on Sunday,” the sources added.

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Thumb s.o.s 11 months

“Aoun said” lol

This senile half-man isn’t capable of thinking on his own, the horrible and despicable 32 crooks idea is his in-law’s . It’s not an appropriate solution.

I’m ready for civil war if the Syrians enter the government.

Thumb shoo-yaba 11 months

OMG - it took them that long to come up with this solution, when I suggested it about 2 weeks ago (look at my previous post) when this whole thing started LOL. I don't even know much about politics

Missing phillipo 11 months

Such a large country like Lebanon needs a 32 member government. No wonder nothing ever gets completed there.

Thumb whyaskwhy 11 months

What a leader lol hes fixing things well according to Bashars wishes and taking us all closer to a civil war! Remember this quisling has a lot of experience doing that!