Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri on Tuesday said that no progress has been made in the government formation process, noting, however, that tension between political forces has started to subside. "We must form an all-inclusive government of national consensus. Each faction would participate in it based on the political agreement we have," Hariri was quoted as telling reporters.
President Michel Aoun on Wednesday stressed his determination to pull the country out of the crisis resulting from the government formation delay in cooperation with PM-Designate Saad Hariri, hoping that all political factions would contribute to ending this stalemate.
Although Lebanon held its parliamentary elections in early May, the prime minister designate, Saad Hariri, has yet to form a new government. That’s not surprising since the country is at a crossroads and clashing agendas and ambitions were always certain to delay what was never an easy process.