Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri has started to feel that the cabinet formation obstacles arising from the tensions between President Michel Aoun and Speaker Nabih Berri are also targeted against him as a new premier, a media report said on Sunday.
Hariri’s aides “believe that the parties must also take their relations with Hariri into consideration,” al-Joumhouria newspaper quoted Mustaqbal Movement sources as saying.
“The speaker is trying to settle scores with the president,” the sources noted.
They hoped the obstructing parties will pacify the situation so that the new government can be formed on Sunday or Monday.
Should Lebanon “mark Independence Day on Tuesday without a new government, Hariri will escalate his stance, especially regarding candidates and ministerial portfolios,” the sources warned.