The conditions and specifications of Lebanon’s cabinet formation have finally been set. Hezbollah is requesting PM-designate Tammam Salam to take into consideration the "size and weight" of parliamentary blocs when forming his cabinet. In other words, what is requested is a "political cabinet" that is tantamount to a "reduced parliament."
The basis for the cabinet’s formation does not consider national interest, standards of education, integrity and competence. It does not follow the concept of holding officials accountableMazen Hayek
The March 8 coalition also wants to be assigned influential ministries and to have a balancing share in the new cabinet in order to resume the change and reform process which began during the era of the "one-sided cabinet" but could not resume for well-known yet unclear reasons.
In this case, Lebanon is confronting the collapsed idea of establishing a "reduced cabinet," "a technocratic cabinet," "a cabinet of men who are not candidates" for parliamentary elections and a cabinet of harmonious and productive "teamwork." This means that he who specifies the national interest, the capabilities of constitutional institutions, the practice of jurisdictions, separation and cooperation of powers is not the PM-designate in coordination with the president.