The binding parliamentary consultations to name a new Prime Minister will likely start next week, media reports said Thursday.
The consultations will start the middle of next week, after the election of the parliamentary committees’ members, according to the reports.
As for the candidates names, the possibility of re-appointing Caretaker Prime Minister Najib Miqati has been raised, while other names have also emerged like former President of the U.N. Security Council Nawaf Salam, Lebanese Ambassador to Germany Mustapha Adib and businessman Samir al-Khatib.
Miqati had said in an interview that he prefers not to be re-appointed, and suggested the names of MP Ashraf Rifi, MP Abdel Rahman al-Bizri and economist Amer Bsat.
Meanwhile, al-Liwaa newspaper said that Free Patriotic chief Jebran Bassil is against re-appointing Miqati, after President Michel Aoun had mentioned the possibility as a choice in case political parties failed to agree on a new PM.
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