October 29, 2018 / 12:18 PM / a year ago

Lebanon's Berri hints at imminent breakthrough on government

BEIRUT, Oct 29 (Reuters) - Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri suggested on Monday that a breakthrough could be imminent in talks over the formation of a new national unity government.

“In principle, something should happen today,” Berri said in response to a question about the government. His comments were broadcast by Lebanese media.

Prime Minister-designate Saad al-Hariri has been trying to form a government since a parliamentary election in May. (Editing by Alison Williams)

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