The President’s next step…. Appointing a national unity government for Lebanon
BEIRUT 15:35 GMT – Now that Lebanon have a president, after 7 months, the Lebanese are waiting for the formation of the national unity government.
After last Sunday’s presidential election, the Lebanese people are looking forward to the full implementation of the Doha agreement, as set forth by all Lebanese parties (the loyalists and the opposition).
Some analysts still think that this agreement is not as solid and as deep, because the major issues of differences between all parties were not fully solved, specially the issue of Hezbollah arms.
Yesterday on the anniversary of the Lebanon victory over Israel and the withdrawal of Israel from the occupied south Lebanon in 2000, Hezbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah gave a speech outlining the current situation in Lebanon, braising the Lebanese people and their victory over Israel. Some loyalist politicians saw the speech as defiance from Hezbullah, and were not satisfied with it.
The next step in facing the politicians will be the formation of the national unity government. The government could be announces today or tomorrow, will be led by a member of the majority. Most likely could be either Mr. Fouad Senyora, the current resigned PM, or the Leader of the majority loyalists, Mr. Saad Al-Al-Hariri son of late assassinated PM Rafek Al-Hariri.According to the Lebanese “political understanding between all groups “ the President after negotiating with the majority, will appoint the PM who will be nominated to him by the majority. The post of PM goes to a person from the Sunni sect, while head of the parliament goes to a Shiite, and the presidency goes to Christian Maronist.