Report: Hizbullah Rejects Refering Policy Statement to Cabinet Fearing Vote in March 14's Favorإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
The ongoing dispute over the government's policy statement may force Prime Minister Tammam Salam to refer each of the March 8 and 14 camp's respective drafts to a vote at cabinet, reported the Kuwaiti daily al-Anba on Sunday.
Hizbullah will however reject such a move because of the likelihood that the March 14 proposal will be adopted seeing as the alliance enjoys a greater number of ministers.
Moreover, the ministers loyal to President Michel Suleiman and Salam will likely vote in favor of the March 14 draft policy statement.
Given Hizbullah's fears, Salam proposed that the deadline for drafting the statement be extended by scheduling a session on Tuesday in a hope that the rival parties will agree on a single draft.
The panel has so far failed to agree on a policy statement given Hizbullah's insistence to include the “army-people-resistance” equation in the draft and Suleiman's insistence that it include a reference to the Baabda Declaration.
The March 14 camp has rejected Hizbullah's suggestion, advocating instead the president's position.