Lebanon's Druze leader Walid Jumblatt said he backed Najib Mikati in talks to name a new prime minister on Monday, giving him the parliamentary majority to lead a new government.
A two-day consultation to choose a new prime minister began on Monday. Mikati is a candidate for the premiership supported by the Shi'ite movement Hezbollah and its allies who have 57 seats in parliament.
Jumblatt and six members of his 11-member bloc backed Mikati. Along with Mikati's own vote, that would give the Sunni politician the support of 65 members of the 128-member assembly.
Druze leader backs Mikati to form Lebanon government
A two-day consultation to choose a new prime minister began on Monday.