Lebanon’s Interior and Municipalities Minister, Nouhad Mashnouk, said on Friday that talks suggesting a cabinet reshuffle were not serious.
“A very short period separates us from elections; we neither have time to think about nor implement a cabinet reshuffle,” Mahsnouk said in the wake of a meeting with the House Speaker Nabib Berri.
The Minister briefed Berri on the latest developments and the prevailing situation at the domestic scene.
“You’re all aware of the country’s general atmosphere and of the ongoing debates on the statement that is supposed to be issued by the Council of Ministers. This statement comes in response to the questions raised by Prime Minister Saad Hariri concerning the Taef Accord, the dissociation policy, and Lebanon’s relations with Arab countries,” Mashnouk said.
He went on to relay Berri’s affirmation that the answers to the aforementioned three questions would be strict, clear, and void of ambiguities.
“What I heard from Speaker Berri was very reassuring, and God willing, the next few days will determine this text, as well as an exit out of the crisis we endure,” Mashnouk added.
Moreover, the Minister confirmed that legislative elections were going to be held on their set date.