| 14 August 2022, Sunday |

Mikati.. No government formation on first visit to Baabda Palace

Sources close to Prime Minister-designate Najib Mikati told Al-Jadeed TV that “there will be no formation list on his first visit to Baabda Palace, especially since he does not want to provoke President Michel Aoun, but rather there will be one on the second visit, and the visits that will follow.”

Al-Jadeed channel information indicated that “the deputy speaker of the House of Representatives, Representative Ali Hassan Khalil, and the political assistant to the Secretary-General of Hezbollah, Hussein Khalil, visited Mikati before the assignment, where coordination took place over figures that Mikati collected in the assignment process, where there was a push from the duo to accept his name, provided that there would be an amendment in the names of the ministers.

Al-Jadeed sources indicated that “the problem with the formation process is that Mikati insists on changing the name of the caretaker energy minister, Walid Fayyad, but there is a difficulty in agreeing on a name approved by the head of the Free Patriotic Movement, Representative Gebran Bassil.”

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