Lebanon CRISIS as PM stands down - with no cabinet formed
⚡️Lebanon CRISIS as PM stands down - with no cabinet formed
The situation in Lebanon continues to escalate, as former PM Saad al-Din al-Hariri resigned without forming a new cabinet.
Just yesterday Hariri held crunch talks to present a 24-technocrat minister plan to President Michel Aoun - that he described as “the moment of truth” - to end nine months of deadlock.
The country’s sectarian power-sharing system requires a Maronite Christian as president and a Sunni Muslim as PM, limiting options for Hariri’s replacement.
In details: Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri confirmed after his meeting with President of the Republic, Michel Aoun in Baabda, that "I met Aoun and we held our consultations on the issue of the government, and there are amendments requested by the president, which I considered essential in the formation."
He added, “We discussed matters of trust or naming other Christian ministers and so on. It is clear that the position has not changed on this issue, and it is clear that we will not be able to agree with the President. While talking to him, I suggested to him that if he needed more time to think about the squad, he told me we wouldn't be able to match. Therefore, I apologized for forming the government, and “God helps the country,” and God willing, we will talk at length today.