Kataeb Slams Govt. 'Inaction over Military, Economic Threats'

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The Kataeb Party on Monday accused the government of inaction regarding perceived “military and economic threats.”

“How can the political authority stand idly by and how can the Cabinet refrain from holding an extraordinary or even a regular session to discuss the military and economic threats that Lebanon is facing as well as the latest regional and international developments?” Kataeb's political bureau asked in a statement issued after its weekly meeting in Saifi.

Turning to the sessions that the parliament will hold starting Tuesday to debate the draft state budget, the party said it warns “the ruling class against committing legal and constitutional violations in the process of approving the budget.”

“Any suspension of Article 87 of the Constitution would represent a blow to public auditing norms and Parliament's supervisory role,” Kataeb cautioned.

It also lamented that “the waste of public funds, corruption and shady deals have reached an extent unprecedented in the country's modern history.”

Comments 2
Thumb s.o.s 16 October 2017, 20:18

That's barely the tip of the iceberg. .. lebanon is going down the drain quickly.

Thumb chrisrushlau 17 October 2017, 17:10

If you can suspend articles of the Constitution, you ought to suspend Article 24 which gives half of Parliament to Christians. You'd see Lebanon recover its stability, not to mention legitimacy, in a month.