Lebanese President Michel Aoun held on Wednesday the first round of the binding parliamentary consultations in order to designate a prime minister as most of the blocs and MPs nominated ex-PM Saad Hariri.
President Aoun started the consultations by meeting with the caretaker Prime Minister Tammam Salam before receiving former Premiers Najib Mikati, Fuad Siniora, and Saad Hariri.
The president also met with the Deputy House Speaker Farid Makari, the members of a number of parliamentary blocs, including Future, Change and Reform, Murr, Lebanese Forces, Kataeb, Marada, and Solidarity.
Further, a number of individual MPs, including Khaled Al-Daher, and Butrus Harb, joined the almost unanimous stance of the consulted blocs that nominated former MP Saad Hariri.
It is worth noting that SSNP bloc did not reveal its nomination and Baath party did not nominate any person for premiership.
President Michel Aoun was elected by the parliament on October 31, after around 30 months of vacuum. According to Lebanon’s Constitution, the president holds binding parliamentary consultations to designate a premier.
Source: Al-Manar Website