Mouawad: Joining Inclusive Govt. without Political Guarantees is a Major Mistakeإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Independence Movement leader Michel Mouawad on Sunday stressed that March 14's acceptance to join a cabinet without prior agreement on its policy statement would be a “major political mistake.”
“The independent figures in March 14 have played an important role in bridging differences in the March 14 camp with a view to accepting participation, but that must happen according to clear principles based on including the Baabda Declaration in the policy statement, removing the army-people-resistance equation and rejecting any text that legitimizes any weapons operating outside state institutions,” Mouawad said at a press conference.
“The political principles are clear: rejecting to provide cover to Hizbullah's fighting in Syria and operations outside Lebanese territory through including the Baabda Declaration in the policy statement with the aim of neutralizing Lebanon from the Syrian inferno,” Mouawad added.
He warned that “joining a cabinet with Hizbullah without prior agreement on the government's mission and political principles … would be a major political mistake.”
Mouawad suggested an alternative step that endorses Speaker Nabih Berri's latest proposal.
“I suggest adopting the proposal of Speaker (Nabih) Berri, who has suggested early presidential elections, and thus we would be rebuilding authorities starting by the top post and separating the presidential juncture from the negotiations over cabinet, which have been turned into a systematic deceit operation,” added Mouawad.