Bassil denies "tension" during meeting with Amal and Hezbollah
Presidential sources reveal to Al-Mayadeen that the fate of the consultations that took place during the past hours will be clarified today and Bassil denies the presence of any tension.
The head of the Free Patriotic Movement in Lebanon, MP Gebran Bassil, denied to Al-Mayadeen what was circulated about "tension" during his meeting to discuss the government crisis with representatives from the Amal Movement and Hezbollah.
Bassil confirmed that the Ministry of Interior's issue has been resolved, but according to what the Al-Mayadeen correspondent reported, the government formula is yet to be agreed upon.
In addition, Presidential sources revealed to Al-Mayadeen that today, the fate of the consultations taken during the past hours will be revealed, especially between Presidents Nabih Berri and Saad Hariri.
Yesterday, Al-Mayadeen correspondent reported that a "decisive meeting was held between Speaker of the Lebanese Parliament Nabih Berri and Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri, to discuss a government formation of 24 ministers."
He stressed that "the meeting was important," adding that "President Berri should meet President Michel Aoun at the Baada Palace."
Our correspondent pointed out that the meeting, which was held in the Parliament Speaker's headquarters, discussed a governmental formation "distributed according to the equation of three eights, and no team has a disabling third in it."
Last Saturday, the Lebanese Parliament recommended that Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri proceed quickly to form a government with President Michel Aoun's approval.
Hariri was given a task in October to form a government after Hassan Diab's government resigned following the Beirut port explosion, which killed 200 people and damaged a big part of the city.