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The Speaker of the Lebanese Parliament: My initiative is continuing to resolve the differences in forming the government

Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri said that his initiative is still continuing to end the political differences that hinder the formation of a new government in Lebanon headed by Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri, stressing that the country stands at a crossroads and the situation will not remain as it is.

Berri added, in statements to the Lebanese newspaper, "Nidaa Al-Watan" in its issue issued today, Tuesday, that he had previously presented three initiatives before it, indicating that his last initiative provided more than what was required, as what was required was a government formation of 18 ministers, so the number of ministers was raised to 24, He also presented solutions to the dispute over the nomination of the Minister of the Interior.

Berri stressed that he is not solely responsible for resolving the crisis, saying, "No one will bring the whole issue down to me," stressing that today it is no longer possible to maintain the stalemate, and a government must be formed or new ideas proposed, and with regard to Hariri's apology, Berri said that matters need deliberation and patience. Because there are consequences to the apology, and we must determine the basis on which the apology is made.

It is worth noting that differences between Lebanese President Michel Aoun and his political team, the Free Patriotic Movement, headed by his son-in-law, MP Gebran Bassil, on the one hand, and Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri and his political team, the Future Movement, on the other hand, impede the formation of the new government since its assignment last October, while the resigned government continues. Headed by Hassan Diab in a caretaker with limited powers since her resignation last August.

The differences revolve around the right of the President of the Republic to nominate a number of ministers and the limits of his powers to interfere and influence government decisions.