Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri has decided to step down and he is seeking an appropriate exit, media reports said on Thursday.
“There is lack of a real political will to from a government and there is an intention not to form the government,” Lebanese journalist Johnny Mounayar said in an interview with al-Jadeed TV.
“PM-designate Hariri has decided to quit… and the decision is not to form a government with or without Saad Hariri,” Mounayar added.
“From now until the date of the parliamentary elections, we will witness the most dangerous months of the Lebanese crisis,” the journalist went on to say, warning that the country will witness further deterioration.
Center House sources meanwhile told MTV that “the issue of accepting an alternative PM-designate is being discussed by (Speaker Nabih) Berri, Hariri and the ex-PMs.”
“We have not heard of the report about (Free Patriotic Movement head Jebran) Bassil’s sadness over Hariri’s resignation and the presidential camp has done everything to prevent the government’s formation,” the sources added.