Lebanon president says government will be formed ‘very soon’


BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanon’s President Michel Aoun said on Thursday a government would be formed “very soon”.

Political stalemate has prevented the country’s leaders from forming a government, more than five months after parliamentary elections.

Asked by journalists if there would be a government, Aoun replied: “Yes, the government will be very soon or sooner.”

(Writing by Lisa Barrington; Editing by Gareth Jones)