Unsurprisingly, on Saturday Lebanese President Michel Suleiman designated Sa‘d Hariri, son of the late Rafiq Hariri and head of the Future (Mustaqbal) Movement, as Prime Minister designate in Lebanon after 85 MPs out of 128 endorsed him. He had the support of his own Future Movement and its March 14 allies, plus the Shi‘ite Amal Movement, whose chief, Nabih Berri, was just reappointed Speaker with the support of Hariri. (Funny how that works.)
Now of course Hariri, who's spent much of his adult life running family business in Saudi Arabia and spent much time after his father's assassination in Europe, has to play the Lebanese Cabinet-building game. As I've said before, the goal here is consensus, something not always understood by Westerners used to a zero-sum two-party system. The Cabinet is likely to include some opposition figures and some Presidentially-backed figures in order to retain a one-third veto for the opposition, though in a technical sense March 14 has enough seats to govern by itself.