Lebanon's Hariri says no sect has exclusive right to ministries

by Reuters
Wednesday, 16 September 2020 09:37 GMT

BEIRUT, Sept 16 (Reuters) - Former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said on Wednesday no sect had the exclusive right to the ministry of finance or other government portfolios, a reference to an issue at the centre of a dispute over the formation of a new government.

In a tweet, Hariri said rejecting the idea of switching control of ministries was frustrating "the last chance to save Lebanon and the Lebanese", in reference to a French efforts to get Lebanese leaders to adopt a new government and reforms.

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