President Michel Aoun has reportedly rejected granting the Lebanese Forces a key ministerial portfolio ( so-called sovereign ministry ) or the position of deputy premier in the new government, Lebanese media reported.
The so called sovereign ministries include the ministry of interior, finance, defense and foreign affairs.
The leader of the Lebanese Forces , Samir Geagea was the main force behind the election of Aoun as a president in 2016
The Lebanese forces was the biggest winner in the May parliamentary election . It nearly doubled its number of parliament seats from 8 to 15 .
Aoun is also reportedly trying to use his influence by granting his ally MP Talal Arslan a ministerial post even though he won his post because PSP chief Walid Jumblatt helped him get elected by leaving an open slot for him in his electoral list . If Arslan get a post it will be taken away from PSP’s share of 3 posts
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