Lebanon’s parliament postpones consultations over appointing PM

BEIRUT, Lebanese President Michel Aoun announced Monday the postponement of parliamentary consultations that are mandatory to assign a new prime minister to form a fresh Lebanese government, until next Thursday on December 19th.

President Aoun said in a statement that he responded to a phone call from Former Prime Minister of Lebanon Saad Al-Hariri, who asked to postpone the parliamentary consultations until next Thursday with the same timing, program and dates.

Previously, Aoun postponed parliamentary consultations that were scheduled for the start of this week, which was “the request of most parliamentary blocs,” giving time for deliberations.

On October 29th, Hariri announced the resignation of the government, in response to the will of many Lebanese people who took to the squares to demand change, while protesters pushed for a fast formation of a new government.

Source: Kuwait News Agency