Michel Aoun has been elected president of the Lebanese republic and he assigned Saad Hariri the position of prime minister-designate and tasked him with forming a new cabinet while Nabih Berri will remain speaker of the parliament. Given all that, the strong figures in their sects - as per the Lebanese context - have become partners in governance and they have assumed authority. This lays the foundation for real partnership - also as per the Lebanese context. Authorities will balance out and none of them will dominate over the other like what happened with the Christians since the Taif Agreement and with the Sunnis since Hariri’s government was toppled in 2010. This means that the developments which we witnessed last week with the election of a president will reach its happy ending with the speedy formation of a new government. Perhaps this new government will be able to prepare an electoral law for the parliamentary elections for the beginning of next summer.
Hezbollah will put us through a new chapter of obstruction - a chapter in which Hezbollah will play the heroNayla Tueni