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Berri regrets government formation stagnation

House Speaker, Nabih Berri, this Wednesday regretted at his weekly meeting with deputies, "the current stagnation in the government formation process."

However, Speaker Berri refused to blame any specific side for this stagnation.

Visiting Lawmakers quoted the Speaker as saying that he has exerted all efforts needed to facilitate government formation. Nevertheless, the Speaker regretted the new government has not seen the light.

The head of the legislative council told his visiting lawmakers that communication and contacts among the various parties, even those concerned in forming government, are standstill.

Berri underlined that the only solution to Lebanon's predicaments lies in the civil state. He blamed confessionalism and sectarianism for all our quandary.

The Speaker also stated that the first mission of the Parliamnet, after the formation of the new government, would be to lobby for the implementation of around 39 laws, including those related to the formation of the boards of directors of several institutions and sectors.

On the other hand, Berri received a congratulatory cable from Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sis, on the New Year.

Source: National News Agency

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