Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri assured the Lebanese that the government will be formed before the end of the year, as he slammed reports alleging that its formation will be lengthy, al-Joumhouria daily reported on Friday.
“God willing the government will be formed soon,” he told the daily, and stressed that the process will not consume a lot of time.
To a question that some say that the government may be delayed until the beginning of the new year, he rushed to say: “No, no, it will not be delayed.”
Hariri’s comments met with the assurances of a senior source who told the daily: “If things continue to go well as they are now, the atmospheres surrounding the consultations expect the government to be formed within a two week period at most and before Independence Day (on November 22).”
On Thursday, Hariri was formally tasked with forming a new government after he received a majority of 112 votes in the binding parliamentary consultations.