Progressive Socialist Party chief Walid Jumblat on Wednesday reiterated that the electoral gains achieved by his party allow it to have three ministers in the new government, affirming that he won't back down on his stance that the presidential term is partially "failed".
"Had one part of this term managed to solve the electricity crisis one and a half year ago, the state deficit wouldn't have increased as it is today," Jumblat said following talks with President Michel Aoun at the Baabda Palace.
“We didn't discuss ministerial portfolios during the meeting. We focused on what is more important, i.e. coexistence and communication with each other," he added.
Jumblat called on PSP partisans and supporters to ease tensions and tone down their stances, saying that focus must be centered on major developmental and economic problems that the country is facing.