Bassil Meets Hariri, Vows Restless Efforts to Form Govt.
Free Patriotic Movement chief MP Jebran Bassil held talks Thursday evening with Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri.
“We discussed the proposed solutions to form the government and we will not rest before we find the appropriate solution,” Bassil said after the meeting at the Center House.
An obstacle related to the representation of pro-Hizbullah Sunni MPs has been delaying the formation of the new cabinet for several weeks now after the so-called Christian and Druze hurdles were resolved.
The parties are currently mulling a new proposal under which a 32-minister government would be formed instead of one comprising thirty members. This would give Hariri a Alawite seat in return for him giving up a Sunni seat to the pro-Hizbullah MPs.