The government formation process is progressing “in a positive but cautious manner,” according to PM-designate Najib Miqati’s circles.
“There is a fifty-fifty chance that the government will be formed,” the sources told the PSP’s al-Anbaa news portal, in remarks published Thursday.
On a separate note, MP Walid al-Baarini, member of al-Mustaqbal bloc, was less optimistic about the government formation.
Al-Baarini blamed President Michel Aoun and Free Patriotic Movement chief Jebran Bassil, saying that they are obstructing the formation “for reasons that have become clear to everyone.”
He also told al-Anbaa that “the same reasons” had prompted former PMs-designate Saad Hariri and Mustafa Adib to step down.”