Lebanese President Michel Aoun is striving to ensure the formation of the new government by September. President Aoun told reporters that he would wait until September 1 before taking action to resolve the stalemate.
However, President Aoun’s options are limited, as the Taef accord imposes no deadline on the prime minister’s mission to form a government. Moreover, the Constitution does not oblige the president or the parliament to put an end to the Prime Minister’s task and to give him another figure.
Al-Mustaqbal movement agrees with Aoun’s thoughts on the formation of a new government calling his statement “excellent” and in agreement with that of Hariri’s.
On the other hand, the Free Patriotic Movement minister Pierre Raffoul reportedly said: “We will wait until the end of this month … At the end of August, things will be different.”