Prime Minister-designate Najib Mikati held a new meeting Wednesday with President Michel Aoun at the Baabda Palace to discuss the formation of a new government.
“Discussions will be continued later,” Mikati said in a terse statement while leaving the palace.
The Presidency for its part said Aoun and Mikati “tackled the various details related to the formation process and will continue consultations at a later time.”
Al-Jadeed television meanwhile reported that the discussions focused on “the shape of the new government, especially that Aoun is insisting on adding six ministers to the government.”
Sources informed on the formation process told the TV network that Mikati will not accept a 30-minister cabinet format.
“Discussions might tackle reviving the current government and renewing (parliamentary) confidence in it,” the sources added.