Mustaqbal MPs Reject Vacuum, Hold onto Neutral Cabinet Demand

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Al-Mustaqbal bloc lawmakers reiterated on Thursday their demand for the formation of a neutral government, accusing Hizbullah of causing the vacuum in Lebanon's state institutions.

In remarks to local radio and TV stations, the MPs said President Michel Suleiman and Prime Minister-designate Tammam Salam should form a government made up of non political figures.

“We want a neutral and non political cabinet so that it … resolves the security and economic problems,” MP Jean Oghassabian said.

“Suleiman can't sit idle and watch the country head to the abyss,” he said.

Oghassabian accused Hizbullah of causing the vacuum in the institutions to create a new political equation.

MP Atef Majdalani also defended Suleiman in what reports said was a move to form a fait accompli cabinet.

“The president is committed the Constitution and defending it,” he said.

“We want a non-political cabinet to limit the suffering of the Lebanese,” Majdalani added.

“We have democracy and a Constitution. Let's implement them,” Suleiman said Wednesday.

“Do politicians make the nation and unite it?” Suleiman asked in a clear hint the Constitution does not state that the cabinet should be made up of representatives of political parties.

MP Ammar Houri also warned against vacuum, saying “we have no choice but to respect the Constitution and form a government as soon as possible.”

“Since day one we are asking for the formation of a neutral cabinet that goes out of the sharp division between the political parties, he said.

Despite such calls made by members of the March 14 alliance, which al-Mustaqbal is part of, the Hizbullah-led March 8 camp is calling for a cabinet based on the 9-9-6 formula.

Such an equation gives the March 8 and 14 coalitions nine ministers each and centrists six.

Comments 8
Thumb lebnanfirst 26 December 2013, 10:48

It is even worse that HA et al are promoting Wilyat Al Faqeeh. It's about time the constitution of the land be taken seriously and implemented, full stop.

Thumb mckinl 26 December 2013, 11:41

"It's about time the constitution of the land be taken seriously and implemented, full stop."

Maybe Mustaqbal would be taken more seriously if they showed up tp parliament ... full stop ...

Thumb geha 26 December 2013, 11:23

the stupidity of m8 followers:
if you ask for a neutral cabinet, then you are promoting Qaeda agenda.

is there a more stupid comment than this?

how can anyone live with such stupid sheep? we better divide the country, so we can live in peace with people who have at least basic knowledge and know how.

Thumb geha 26 December 2013, 14:38

show me proof of what? role with Qaeda? then you are the naïve one :)
Qaeda is now under the Iranian wing and has been for a few years now, and that is already demonstrated by several sources which have been showed to you on this site by several commentators.
please stop your stupidity.
all extremists are nourished either by iran or the Syrian regime and serve their purpose.

Thumb mckinl 26 December 2013, 11:25

The Mustaqbal MPs reject vacuum but don't show up to parliament. How does that work? Looks to me like they won't follow their own advice.

Thumb ice-man 26 December 2013, 11:51

@lebroar888: why the new combination 123 now?

Thumb cedre 26 December 2013, 14:43

they're rejecting syro-iranian takeover of Lebanon, which make them Lebanese patriots...

Thumb proudm14 26 December 2013, 15:20

The only agenda being put before the Lebanese one is the Iranian Farsi liars and thieves agenda of the "Sayyed" and the esteeeeezzzzzzzz