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Salam Considers Suspension of 1960 Deadlines Would Facilitate Formation of Cabinet
04-11-13
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Prime Minister-designate Tammam Salam pointed out on Thursday the draft-law that was approved by the parliament to suspend deadlines applicable under the 1960 electoral law will facilitate the formation of his cabinet.

Salam said in an interview with As Safir newspaper that he has no specific time to form the cabinet.

The cabinet will be neutral and work with all parties, Salam said, considering it that it'll be a national government not against any side.

After my appointment the situation in the country improved as people felt the presence of democracy and that the state exists, Salam said told the newspaper. They regained hope.

He described the tenure of previous governments as not successful.

Salam reiterated that his cabinet will be formed to only supervise the parliamentary elections.

The PM-designate concluded on Wednesday two-day consultations with parliamentary blocs over the formation of a new government.

He hoped after the talks that the consensus over his nomination last week will carry on in the process to form a new cabinet.

Over the weekend, the Beirut MP was tasked by President Michel Suleiman to form the new cabinet after he received the support of 124 out of 128 MPs.

The government of caretaker Prime Minister Najib Miqati resigned on March 22 over several controversial issues.

Source www.naharnet.com