President Michel Aoun and Prime Minister-designate Najib Miqati have “failed to find a common ground” in the government formation process which means Miqati has no chances to form, media sources said.
Informed sources told al-Joumhouria newspaper, in remarks published Tuesday, that Miqati’s designation will soon “hit the wall of obstruction” and that “the collision moment is near.”
A conclusive decision will be reached within hours according to sources, putting an end to two months of “procrastination” and of “imposing conditions” that Miqati cannot accept.
Miqati’s designation is facing the same fate of former PMs-designate Mustafa Adib and Saad Hariri, the source stated, adding that “a governmental vacuum” is expected.
“Aoun is insisting on naming nine Christian ministers in addition to one Druze minister — a share of more than one-third — which cannot be accepted by Miqati and other political parties, the source revealed.