Berri Says 'Either Me or No One Else' Does Not Serve Lebanon

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Speaker Nabih Berri has stressed that the legislative and executive powers will enjoy the needed quorum if they convene, saying the policy of either my way or nothing is not in Lebanon's favor.

Berri told officials who visited him in Ain el-Tineh on Sunday that there was no initiative yet to resolve Lebanon’s political crises “because some parties continue to hold onto their stances.”

“The government should assume its responsibilities and convene to settle financial and economic issues,” he said in remarks published in several local newspapers on Monday.

“The parliament should also meet in an extraordinary session,” said the speaker.

He reiterated that there are several urgent draft-laws, including international grants, that need approval.

Asked if the cabinet and parliament are capable of convening, Berri said: “There is nothing to worry about. There is quorum both in the government and the legislature.”

“The policy of either me or no one else does not serve the country,” he added.

The country's political institutions became deadlocked after the rival lawmakers failed to elect a successor to President Michel Suleiman, whose term ended in May 2014.

The parliament has failed to meet over lack of quorum and the government plunged in paralysis earlier this month over a dispute on the appointment of high-ranking security and military officials.

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Missing alyanko10452 22 June 2015, 07:23

Good analysis, so what are you doing about it?

Missing cedars 22 June 2015, 13:59

You are the problem, resign if you cannot get your members to attend the session to elect president. By not doing anything to solve the problem you agree with the status quo.

Missing cedars 22 June 2015, 13:59

You are the problem, resign if you cannot get your members to attend the session to elect president. By not doing anything to solve the problem you agree with the status quo.

Missing helicopter 22 June 2015, 16:25

Berri Says 'Either Me or No One Else' Does Not Serve Lebanon ........
100% right Mr. Berri, but wait a minute: isn't this how you became a speaker?
HYPOCRITE but right in what he said.

Missing minlibnan 22 June 2015, 08:58

“The policy of either me or no one else does not serve the country,”.... Says the guy who has held his position for 2+decades. All our government figures are identical. Same group of politicians. Zaha2tona minkon w min kizibkon

Missing humble 22 June 2015, 09:58

"Me or nobody" has changed to : "They will elect me or I will destroy everything and they will be forced to elect me". This is where we are today.

Missing humble 22 June 2015, 10:19

Most of the people know that the caporal is mentally ill and ought to be treated in an asylum.

Thumb whyaskwhy 22 June 2015, 10:46

It's either Clowns way or the highway. Clown repeats himself again by placing the nation at risk and he continuous to have fools believe in him. Does that give you an indication of the level of education in Lebanon?

Missing humble 22 June 2015, 10:59

Yes. Very low level of thinking. Compare with the Lebanese abroad who are in their vast majority against the madman.

Default-user-icon mazen (Guest) 22 June 2015, 11:39

How 'bout naiim qassem and hassin nahsallah's "either him or no one else" mr berri does that serve lebanon? Hein? Don't answer that was a rhetorical question, those two ayatollah servants never ever served lebanon.

Missing greatpierro 22 June 2015, 11:43

does he really need to be more explicit. However Berri has a limited power of manoeuvring. Remember the threats of hizbollah against the chiites who has a different positions that those of hizbollah

Missing ulpianus 22 June 2015, 13:12

Am I the only one sensing the Irony here?

Default-user-icon majd (Guest) 22 June 2015, 13:25

Nope, you're not.

Missing humble 22 June 2015, 14:18

Lebanon must get rid of corrupt and traitors.

Thumb whyaskwhy 22 June 2015, 16:00

Kizb prefers to protect Israel instead Terrorist in Syrinam than leaving for Iran. Who in his right state of mind would want to go to Iran?

Missing Je_suis@libonase 22 June 2015, 16:49

Memo to Mr Nabih Berri if you want serve Lebanon start by resigning and let somebody competent take your job

Thumb fadi_albeiruti 23 June 2015, 05:45

This guy tries to come across as a moderate who has the best interest of Lebanon at heart when in reality there is nothing moderate about him, his policies are Syrian/Iranian inspired, a liar son of a liar, time for some new blood in Lebanon.