The March 14 opposition is mulling to withdraw its confidence from the government although it needs the support of MP Walid Jumblat’s National Struggle Front to achieve that objective, parliamentary sources said Tuesday.
The sources told al-Liwaa daily, however, that the lawmakers of the NSF would not join the opposition in its attempt to withdraw its confidence from the cabinet or several ministers given that Jumblat is reiterating his support for the government.
The March 14 plan to scrutinize the cabinet would come during a parliamentary session between April 17 and 19 that Speaker Nabih Berri called for on Monday.
The discussions in parliament will be the first of their kind since the formation of Prime Minister Najib Miqati’s government in June last year.
The opposition is dubbing the government as unproductive and criticizing it for involvement in the red diesel scandal and dereliction in the spoiled food scare.
However, its main target is Energy Minister Jebran Bassil whom it accuses of violating the laws mainly in the electricity sector.
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