"And I have found both freedom and safety in my madness, the freedom of loneliness and the safety from being understood, for those who understand us enslave something in us. But let me not be too proud of my safety. Even a Thief in a jail is safe from another thief. "

Khalil Gibran (How I Became a Madman)



Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Hariri Visits Aoun as 'Draft Cabinet Line-Up' Surfaces- Naharnet

Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri held talks Wednesday evening at the Baabda Palace with President Michel Aoun.
"Some details are being mulled regarding the cabinet line-up and the atmosphere is positive," said Hariri after the meeting.
Asked whether the cabinet line-up will be announced soon, the PM-designate said "God willing."
Several political parties had announced earlier in the day that the government might be formed “within 48 or 72 hours” after resolving the remaining obstacles.
MTV said Hariri submitted to Aoun a draft line-up that might be announced very soon.
The following is the draft line-up as reported by MTV:
- Shiites: Ali Hassan Khalil (Finance, AMAL Movement), Yassine Jaber (Public Works or Economy, AMAL), Ali Abdullah (Public Works or Economy, AMAL), Ali Fayyad (Industry or Agriculture, Hizbullah) and a fifth minister who would be loyal to the president.