Hezbollah is trying to persuade President Michel Aoun and Free Patriotic Movement chief Jebran Bassil to facilitate the government formation, a Kuwaiti media report said.

The Kuwaiti al-Anbaa newspaper said that according to its sources, Bassil will not stand still while the energy portfolio is being taken away from the FPM, while Hezbollah thinks that “a short-term Cabinet is not worth all the tension.”

The sources said that Bassil’s refusal to accept the line-up will be met with a strict political response. The daily reported a possibility of holding early Presidential elections.

The sources added that Aoun will officially respond to Mikati on Monday or Tuesday. “Unless he decides to reject the line-up, then he will postpone the response until after the Adha holidays.”

Source » naharnet