On Wednesday morning, Prime Minister Najib Mikati submitted to President Aoun “the most suitable version of the government” in his opinion. This is following two days of non-binding consultations with MPs regarding the future of the government he is forming.
During these consultations, several parties, including the Lebanese Forces, the Kataeb, the Progressive Socialist Party (PSP), and Michel Mouawad’s party, announced their boycott of the future cabinet.
Gebran Bassil, head of the Free Patriotic Movement and son-in-law of the president, had also said that his party does not support Mikati in forming a government.
Mikati stated that the president will review the lineup and give his feedback on the matter. He added that his government will “assume responsibilities” and that “we are all aware that time is crucial,” regarding the worsening economic state of the country.