Report: Cabinet to Resume Meetings on Thursday

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The cabinet is expected to resume its meetings on February 26 after Prime Minister Tammam Salam suspended its sessions in light of political disputes between the various factions over the government's mechanism, al-Mustaqbal newspaper reported on Sunday.

The daily quoted ministerial sources as saying that the cabinet will convene on Thursday, however, the session's agenda hasn't been distributed yet.

The sources pointed out that the sharp disputes over the cabinet's mechanism is “temporary as the main solution to all political crises is the election of a new president.”

In line with the constitution, the cabinet began exercising the president’s prerogatives after the parliament failed to elect a successor for Michel Suleiman, whose term ended in May last year.

The ministers agreed that all decisions should win a unanimous backing. But such a process hindered the government's work over the veto right that certain cabinet members began to exercise.

Salam has suspended cabinet sessions over the failure of the ministers to agree on changing the current mechanism.

The sources told al-Mustaqbal daily that the premier is exerting efforts to reach a breakthrough over the matter.

“Ministers are in solidarity over the threats surrounding the country, but no side is willing to set plans to reach a solution,” the sources continued.

Comments 1
Missing humble 22 February 2015, 10:36

An honest Prime Minister surrounded by thieves.