Cabinet Formation Bid off to Slow Start Amid Fears of Hurdles

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Cabinet Formation Bid off to Slow Start Amid Fears of Hurdles

Amid a shroud of secrecy, Prime Minister-designate Mustapha Adib's bid to form a new government appear's off to a slow a start despite a two-week French deadline, political sources said Sunday.

Adib’s Cabinet consultations came amid renewed French criticism of Lebanese political leaders for dragging their feet over implementation of long-overdue reforms.

“Prime Minister-designate Adib is struggling in earnest to form the new government next week in line with the two-week deadline set by French President Emmanuel Macron for Lebanon’s political leaders for the Cabinet formation,” a political source told The Daily Star. “But it remains to be seen whether the political leaders will honor their promises to Macron to facilitate the formation of a new government by this deadline,” the source said.

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Source: The Daily Star