The Daily Star

Aoun Starts PM Consultations, Mikati Leads

President Michel Aoun began Monday binding parliamentary consultations to designate a new prime minister for crises-hit Lebanon, with former premier Najib Mikati set to easily win the nomination. Aoun started the one-day consultations with a meeting with Mikati. He then met other former PMs before began various parliamentary blocs and independent MPs to hear from them their nominations.