Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri Friday began his non-binding parliamentary consultations to form the government, in the House of Representatives, with his meeting with Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri.
Hariri, then, met with the former prime minister, MP Najib Miqati, who considered that the new government must be composed of specialists who work harmoniously and address the repercussions of Beirut Port blast.
The Prime Minister-designate also held a meeting with the deputy parliament speaker, Elie Al-Firzli, who also endorsed choosing specialists to form the new government.
Hariri, then, met with the Development and Liberation bloc which highlighting the importance of addressing crisis in the electric power sector in Lebanon.
The PM-designate further held a meeting with the members of FPM bloc as its head, MP Gebran Bassil, called for unifying the criteria upon which the new government will be formed.
Hariri also welcomed the Loyalty to Resistance bloc’s delegation, headed by Hajj Mohammad Raad, who highlighted a general agreement with the PM-designate on most of the reform policies that must be adopted to address the economic crisis.
MP Raad pointed out that Hezbollah bloc advised the PM-designate to avoid forming a small cabinet which would pressure every minister with more than one portfolio.
The Prime Minister-designate also met with the Strong Republic parliamentary bloc, chaired by MP George Adwan who indicated that the bloc called for the formation of a government comprising independent specialists, as well as for early legislative elections.
The PM-designate also met with the delegations of Future bloc, PSP bloc, Marada bloc in addition to the independent deputies as the schedule of the consultations ends on the same day at 5 p.m.
Source: Al-Manar English Website