CNA: Jumblatt playing a central role in government formation

Political sources told Central News Agency that MP Walid Jumblatt is playing a central role in the government formation through meetings with major figures away from the media spotlight and contacts conducted by caretaker minister Ghazi Aridi.

On the other hand Free patriotic Movement MP Youssef Khalil told Central News Agency that the current situation will not last much longer and the government will be formed within three months at most adding the bloc will not abandon its demand to acquire the interior ministry.

Another Free patriotic Movement MP Abbas Hashem told Akhbar al-Yawm: An agreement over what we want from the new government has not been reached yet adding ” Reconsidering PM Nagib Mikati’s appointment to form a Cabinet is out of the question.”