Nearly six months after the parliamentary elections in Lebanon, Lebanese officials say that they are set to reach a breakthrough in talks to form the next cabinet. The country has been without a government since May.
In Lebanon, attempts to form a government have been deadlocked since Hezbollah and its allies have secured a cabinet majority. Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri heads into the fall all but powerless to address the economic decline.
Last month Lebanon held its first parliamentary election in 9 years. The winning blocs and parties have begun negotiations to form the cabinet after designating Sa'ad al-Hariri as Lebanese Prime Minister and Nabih Berri as Speaker of Parliament.
This weekend Lebanon held its first Parliamentary elections in 9 years. The new parliament will now focus on forming alliances. The political forces have called for reducing tensions in regards to the results.