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Lebanon: End of non-binding parliamentary consultations on forming the new government

The non-binding parliamentary consultations conducted by the Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Najib Mikati with the parliamentary blocs and independent members of the Lebanese Parliament have ended.


The participants in the parliamentary consultations unanimously agreed on the need to form a new government as soon as possible, stressing not to require certain quotas to form a government as it is an urgent matter to achieve a breakthrough in the crises the country is witnessing after a government absence that has lasted for nearly a year since the resignation of Prime Minister Hassan Diab’s government, which submitted its resignation in The tenth of last August and continues to carry out business since then until today with limited powers.


Mikati held parliamentary consultations with Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri, former Prime Minister MP Saad Hariri, leader of the Future Movement bloc, former Prime Minister MP Tammam Salam and Lebanese Parliament Deputy Speaker Elie Ferzli.


Mikati also met with the 9 independent deputies, in addition to the Development and Liberation bloc "the parliamentary bloc of the Amal movement headed by Nabih Berri and includes 17 deputies" and the bloc of the Future Movement headed by Saad Hariri "and includes 18 deputies" and the Strong Lebanon bloc headed by Gibran Bassil "the parliamentary bloc of the Free Patriotic Movement" The political team of the President of the Lebanese Republic, which includes 17 deputies, the Loyalty to the Resistance bloc, the parliamentary bloc to Hezbollah, which includes 12 deputies, the National Bloc "the Marada Movement's parliamentary bloc, which includes 5 deputies", the Democratic Gathering bloc, which includes the Progressive Socialist Party's parliamentary bloc, which includes 7 deputies, and the Independent Center bloc. The Prime Minister-designate Najib Mikati's bloc includes 3 deputies, the Social Nationalist Bloc "the parliamentary bloc of the Syrian Social Nationalist Party, which includes 3 deputies", the Consultative Gathering bloc "a gathering of Sunni deputies and includes 4 deputies", the strong Republic bloc "the parliamentary bloc of the Lebanese Forces party, which includes 14 deputies" and a bloc of deputies The Armenians "the parliamentary bloc of the Tashnak Party, which includes 3 deputies", and the "Damana al-Jabal bloc" the parliamentary bloc of the Lebanese Democratic Party, which includes 4 deputies.


Mikati was assigned yesterday to form the Lebanese government after obtaining a majority of 72 votes in the binding parliamentary consultations conducted by Lebanese President Michel Aoun with 115 deputies from the parliamentary blocs and independents.


The Prime Minister-designate is scheduled to go to the presidential palace in Baabda after the end of consultations to present their results to Lebanese President Michel Aoun to start forming a government.