Rahi Lashes Out at Politicians from Canada

Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi, currently in Halifax, Canada, criticized the political class in Lebanon saying “Lebanese officials do more harm than good," the National News Agency reported on Saturday.

Speaking to a number of the Lebanese community in Canada, Rahi praised the annual visits of the Lebanese to Lebanon.

"The annual visits of the Lebanese [residing abroad] have significant implications on the interior, which is a permanent attachment to the homeland and investment in it," he said.

Finally, the prelate deemed that the lack of the domestic opportunity pushes many young Lebanese to consider emigration.

Criticizing Lebanon's officials, Rahi was referring to their failure to agree on a new government.

PM-designate Saad Hariri was tasked with forming the government on May 24, but conflict between political parties over Cabinet shares and quotas have delayed his mission.

Source: Naharnet

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