Outgoing Labor Boutros Harb was quoted as saying ” We will not take part in a government where we have no influence over decisions.
This comes after a CNA report on Saturday that PM-designate Miqati made a “tempting” offer to March 14 to participate in the cabinet .
CNA said the offer was made Friday during a meeting between Mikati and Harb.
Al-Manar quoted government sources as saying that President Michel Suleiman urged Mikati to meet Harb in a final effort that could lead to the participation of all sides.
The Iranian- and Syria-backed Hezbollah brought down PM Saad Hariri’s government on January 12 over the Special Tribunal for Lebanon’s ( STL) indictment which is widely expected to implicate Hezbollah members in the assassination of former PM Rafik Hariri in 2005 .
Nagib Mikati, who was backed by Hezbollah and its March 8 allies including Jumblatt and Mohammad Safadi, was appointed by president Michel Suleiman as PM-designate to form and head the next cabinet , giving Hezbollah and its allies increased leverage in the country and provoking widespread protests.
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