Lebanon’s Deputy Speaker MP Farid Makari slammed Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah’s Thursday speech accusing the party of obstructing the formation of a government, according to a Friday report by the An Nahar newspaper .
He told the daily: “He shut the door on the negotiations to form a new cabinet through refusing to relinquish his camp’s conditions.”
Nasrallah demanded in a speech on Thursday that the March 8 camp participate in the cabinet in proportion to to its parliamentary share.
” The participation of the parties in the cabinet should be relative to the number of parliamentary seats they hold”, Nasrallah said during a speech marking the 25 anniversary of the founding of Hezbollah Radio Station ” al Nour”
Prime Minister-designate Tammam Salam’s efforts to form a new government have been met with the March 8 camp’s insistence to obtain veto power.
Salam’s sources told An Nahar Friday that the request for the camp to be represented in proportion to its parliamentary share is a veiled demand for veto power.
“Salam is adamant in rejecting the blocking minority and he had informed the March 8 camp of this position,” Salam’s sources stressed to An Nahar.