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Hasbani: LF trying to preserve tenure and republic

Caretaker Minister of Public Health, Ghassan Hasbani, on Wednesday maintained that the Lebanese Forces party was trying to preserve the tenure and the republic, rejecting accusations of hindering the government formation process.

"We are being accused of obstructing [the formation], while we are trying to preserve the positive formula, the tenure, and the republic, so that there would be no regret over some practices," Hasbani told an interview with Free Lebanon radio station.

"There are many government-related options on the table that hasn't been approved; the President of the republic has given his opinion to the Prime Minister-designate," he added.

Hasbani underlined that the LF provided facilitations to help form the government, but that there was "a clear intention" to hinder the formation process "by some sides who have not accepted yet the elections' results."

Moreover, Hasbani said that nothing prevented meetings between LF leader Samir Geagea and President Michel Aoun.

Source: National News Agency