Amid Aoun-Hariri Tensions, Hopes Pinned on Macron to Break Cabinet Impasse

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Amid Aoun-Hariri Tensions, Hopes Pinned on Macron to Break Cabinet Impasse

Amid spiraling tensions between top Lebanese leaders as reflected in a renewed war of words over responsibility for obstructing the government formation, hopes are pinned on a fresh intervention by French President Emmanuel Macron to break the deadlock.

“With the failure of local mediation efforts, President Macron’s planned visit to Lebanon has raised a new hope for resolving the Cabinet formation crisis. Without the formation of a mission government to enact reforms stipulated in the French initiative, there is nothing to rescue Lebanon and halt its freefall into the abyss,” a political source familiar with the matter told The Daily Star Sunday. 

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Source: The Daily Star