Negativity Engulfs Government Formation Process

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Lebanese Prime Minister-Designate Saad Hariri arrives at the Presidential Palace to meet with Lebanese President Michel Aoun, in Baabda, east of Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, Oct, 22, 2020. Aoun asked former premier Hariri to form the country's next government Thursday after he secured enough votes from lawmakers - bringing back an old name to lead the country out of its dire political and economic crises. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri’s latest meeting with President Michel Aoun “ended with deep negativity after the President insisted on naming the Christian ministers,” al-Jadeed TV reported on Wednesday.

“Hariri submitted a near-complete line-up in terms of the distribution of portfolios and names except for what relates to the security portfolios,” al-Jadeed added.

“The head of the Armenian bloc Hagop Pakradounian requested a meeting with Hariri three weeks ago but he is yet to receive a response,” the TV network said.

LBCI television meanwhile said that the names submitted by Hariri to Aoun did not involve all ministries and sects.

SourceNaharnet

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