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Prime Minister-designate Mustapha Adib said on Monday he had met Lebanon's president for more consultations, raising doubts that he could form his cabinet by a deadline agreed with France of early this week to start hauling the nation out of deep crisis.

Lebanese leaders promised French President Emmanuel Macron in Beirut on Sept. 1 to form a government in two weeks, part of a roadmap drawn up by Paris to start reforms aimed at ending the worst crisis since Lebanon's civil war ended three decades ago.
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"God willing, all will be well," Adib told reporters following his meeting with Lebanese President Michel Aoun.

An official source had previously said the prime minister-designate, a Sunni Muslim under Lebanon's sectarian system of power sharing, would present plans for his cabinet on Monday.

But on Sunday the Shi'ite Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri and a leading Christian politician voiced objections to the way Adib was putting together a cabinet, undermining prospects for his government of technocrats to win support across the sectarian divide.
 
 
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