Salam supports a technocratic cabinet

Following his meeting with Prime Minister–designate Najib Mikati, Lebanon First bloc MP Tammam Salam said on Friday that a cabinet of technocrats or non-political figures might be the most harmonious option for the country.

Salam told the press that Lebanon is still going through a political impasse, adding that politics should be put on the side when forming the cabinet.

He also asked “if Mikati will be able to keep a moderate and central position” in the process of forming the cabinet.

Mikati, who was March 8’s candidate for the premiership, began consultations on cabinet formation Thursday following his Tuesday appointment.

Hezbollah brought down outgoing PM Saad Hariri's government on January 12 after a long-running dispute over the Special Tribunal for Lebanon’s probe of ex-PM Rafik Hariri’s 2005 murder, which the party worries will implicate its members.

-NOW Lebanon

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