Lebanon's Premier-Designate vows to form extra-parliamentary cabinet
Lebanon's Premier-Designate Fouad Seniora declard Thursday that he had agreed with President Lahoud on forming a government of technocrats from without the newly elected parliament.
Seniora said the agreement on the extra-parliamentarian government was reached during 35 minutes of talks with the president, Naharnet reported.
Seniora noted the extra-parliamentary cabinet was his "first initial and favorite choice." The new cabinet, Seniora said, would be made up of 24 specialized ministers and pledged to put it together "very soon."