Lebanon's Geagea says Hezbollah demands strike core of French efforts


FILE PHOTO: Samir Geagea, leader of the Christian Lebanese Forces, speaks during an interview with Reuters at his home in the Christian village of Maarab in the mountains overlooking the seaside town of Jounieh, October 31, 2014. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese Christian opposition politician Samir Geagea said on Friday demands by the Shi'ite groups Hezbollah and Amal to name the finance minister in a new government had struck at the core of a French initiative to lift Lebanon out of deep crisis.

Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Mustapha Adib said on Thursday he would give more time for talks on forming a new government after faltering efforts so far have raised doubts about prospects for the French initiative.

(Writing by Tom Perry; Editing by Toby Chopra)

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