Lebanese Parliament President "Nabih Berri" said that a new neutral government that would be announced next week and that aims to exclude Hezbollah would face a no-confidence vote.
He stressed that "If this government is formed, as they say, from neutral and non-partisan figures, the aim and the outcome of this action will be to exclude Hezbollah from the government and nothing else".
Berri warned that such a Cabinet would soon be toppled, adding that "Such a government will fail and will not get a vote of confidence in Parliament”.
Political sources said Monday that President Michel Sleiman has agreed with Prime Minister-designate "Tammam Salam" to seek the formation of a 14-member neutral Cabinet before Jan. 25.
The move is likely to throw the country into further turmoil given that the Hezbollah-and March 8 coalition strongly opposes such a government, proposing instead a 9-9-6 Cabinet formula representing the political parties in the country.