Ibrahim Mediating in Cabinet Crisis to Avoid Mikati Quitting

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Ibrahim Mediating in Cabinet Crisis to Avoid Mikati Quitting

The head of the powerful General Security is mediating between President Michel Aoun and Prime Minister-designate Najib Mikati, an official source said Monday, in what appeared to be a last-ditch attempt to break the Cabinet formation stalemate and avert the possibility of Mikati stepping down.

The mediation effort by retired Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim comes as hopes for a Cabinet breakthrough are fading with Aoun and Mikati refusing to soften their conflicting positions on the distribution of some ministerial portfolios and proposed candidates for key ministries.

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Source: The Daily Star