Serious efforts to ease the differences hampering the formation of a new cabinet are underway between President Michel Aoun and Speaker Nabih Berri, media reports said on Friday.
Sources following up closely on the formation process, said the two sides have committed to maintain silence as for this endeavor so it won't be hampered, paving the way for its formation within ten-day limit.
Considering the formation of a 30-minister cabinet is very likely from Aoun's perspective, although Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri still adheres to a 24-minister cabinet, added the sources.
As for the share to be allotted to the Marada Movement chief Suleiman Franjieh, discussions continue between Berri and Hariri in that regard. Franjieh says he has the right to be represented in the cabinet similar to other political parties