On Saturday, the Lebanese Prime Minister-designate, Mustafa Adib, announced that he had apologized for the task of forming the new government, which would plunge the country into a new state of political tension.

The announcement by the Lebanese Prime Minister-designate came during a speech he delivered to journalists after he met with President Michel Aoun.

Adeeb pointed out that “with the effort reaching its final stages, it became clear to me that the consensus no longer exists.”

Since his mandate to form the government on August 31, Mustafa Adeeb has sought to form a government of specialists capable of adopting the necessary reforms.

Adeeb’s efforts clashed, especially with the insistence of the Shiite duo represented by Hezbollah, the most prominent political and military force in the country, and his ally, the Amal Movement, led by Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri, to name their ministers and stick to the money bag.

Observers say that the recent US sanctions on two former ministers, one of them being a political aide to Berri and former finance minister Ali Hassan Khalil, and then on two companies that Washington said were owned by Hezbollah, increased the duo’s intransigence.

France has been exerting pressure since the port blew on the political forces to form a government that undertakes urgent reforms in exchange for international financial support to pull the country out of its economic crisis. The spread of the new Coronavirus, and then the catastrophic explosion made the situation worse.


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