Lebanon Will Not Have New Cabinet Till Further in New Year

Lebanon Will Not Have New Cabinet Till Further in New Year

The new government will not be formed in the remaining days of 2018 according to media reports.

In remarks to Saudi-owned newspaper Asharq al-Awsat, informed sources ruled out “any breakthrough before the beginning of next year.”

“Initiatives and contacts among the concerned parties are nearly suspended,” the sources added.

A dispute over the political affiliation of Sunni candidate Jawad Adra has torpedoed the latest attempt to resolve the government deadlock.

Adra had been initially nominated as a consensus candidate representing both President Michel Aoun and the Consultative Gathering – a grouping of six pro-Hizbullah Sunni MPs – but the Gathering later withdrew its endorsement of Adra after ambiguity surfaced over his future political alignment.

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