Lebanese prime minister-designate Mostafa Adib on Saturday quit his attempts to form a cabinet over disagreements between main political blocs “in the final stages” nearly a month after being named.

 “With the arrival of the effort to form a government to its final stages, it became clear to me that this consensus (with the main political blocs in parliament), on the basis of which I accepted this national mission in this difficult circumstance no longer exists,” Adib said in a televised speech.