Lebanon’s Prime Minister-designate Najib Mikati announced he has succeeded in forming a new government, after a month and a half of political wrangling by pro-Syrian and opposition politicians.
Lebanon’s fledgling Prime Minister Najib Mikati made the eagerly-waited announcement that he had put together a new government at the presidential palace.
The government, with those named today, he insisted, will be a short-term administration, destined to supervise parliamentary elections, quickly, and within the constitutional time frame, “God willing,” as he put it.
This was a necessary precondition to holding elections next month and the long and bitter squabbling that delayed forming the government was seen by many as a means of postponing those elections. Now the way is open for a process that will lead to the establishment of an autonomous, democratic Lebanese state.
Good news, indeed.
Read about it at Publius Pundit [here]