Cabinet Formation Bid off to Slow Start Amid Fears of Hurdles

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Cabinet Formation Bid off to Slow Start Amid Fears of Hurdles

Adib’s Cabinet consultations came amid renewed French criticism of Lebanese political leaders for dragging their feet over implementation of long-overdue reforms.

Amid a shroud of secrecy, Prime Minister-designate Mustapha Adib's bid to form a new government appear's off to a slow a start despite a two-week French deadline, political sources said Sunday.

Adib’s Cabinet consultations came amid renewed French criticism of Lebanese political leaders for dragging their feet over implementation of long-overdue reforms.

“Prime Minister-designate Adib is struggling in earnest to form the new government next week in line with the two-week deadline set by French President Emmanuel Macron for Lebanon’s political leaders for the Cabinet formation,” a political source told The Daily Star. “But it remains to be seen whether the political leaders will honor their promises to Macron to facilitate the formation of a new government by this deadline,” the source said.

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Source: The Daily Star