Six months since a parliamentary election, the row over Sunni representation is seen as the final hurdle to the formation of a new government. Hariri, Lebanon’s leading Sunni who is currently on a visit to France, has ruled out ceding one of his cabinet seats to the Hezbollah-allied Sunnis. But he appeared to rule this out last week when he criticized the Hezbollah-allied Sunnis for demanding a ministry, saying their demand was “not proper” or “justified”. The senior political source close to Hezbollah said the ball was in Aoun’s court. “Neither can Hariri retreat, nor can the (Hezbollah-allied) Sunnis, nor can Hezbollah.
Source: Egypt Independent November 07, 2018 13:52 UTC