LEBANESE PM HARIRI ACCUSED HEZBOLLAH’S LEADER OF OBSTRUCTING FORMATION OF COALITION GOVT




Mustafa AY – DG – 14.11.2018 On Tuesday, PM Saad Hariri accused Hezbollah of obstructing formation of coalition government. For this reason, Lebanon is suffering from economic crisis, said Hariri.

In May, Lebanon went to polls to elect their new representatives. As a result of elections, Hezbollah’s leader Hassan Nasrallah accomplished to attain an important number of seats by decreasing his closest rival Hariri’s seats in parliament, but Hariri’s party ‘Future Movement’ left Nasrallah behind.

Since Hariri couldn’t manage to acquire majority of parliament, he has to convince his Shia rival of reaching a consensus on forming a coalition government. However, both Nasrallah and Hariri failed in their coalition talks on account of unbalanced diffusion in cabinet. It is now an insurmountable matter deepened by the denominational priorities of both parties, but the situation may change.