Merehbi Walks Out Angrily of Parliament Session over Akkar Funds


Akkar MP and State Minister for Refugee Affairs Moein al-Merehbi walked out angrily of a parliament session on Thursday evening in protest at failure to earmark funds for projects in the impoverished regions of Akkar and Baalbek-Hermel.

Speaker Nabih Berri clarified that the law prevents the Parliament from adding funds to the state budget, but Merehbi walked out, announcing “his withdrawal from his ministerial and parliamentary posts.”

Merehbi however returned to the session after a brief time following mediations from some al-Mustaqbal Movement figures.

The Parliament has been debating the 2017 draft state budget since Tuesday.

Lebanon has not had a state budget since 2005 due to political bickering and disputes over financial auditing.

Comments 8
Thumb janoubi 19 October 2017, 22:22

Merehbi Walks Out Angrily of Parliament Session over Akkar Funds

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Thumb eagledawn 20 October 2017, 12:45

@flametroller expressed his disapproval of your comment 6 times so far.

Thumb liberty 20 October 2017, 05:42

no he did not @flamethrower, not this time.

Thumb ___flamethrower___ 20 October 2017, 09:52


Thumb justin 20 October 2017, 12:01

he is a repulsive creature; sad life indeed.

Missing moonsear 20 October 2017, 13:06

the occupation force running this country and called twayef just finalized its coup d'etat and said bluntly we can spend as much of your money as we want without any control....and Mr. Merehbi is sad because he did not get his share

Thumb s.o.s 20 October 2017, 13:21

Not really, some people have ethics, it may be hard for you to understand because it takes one to understand one. However, it seems you understand theft and shares.

Missing moonsear 20 October 2017, 16:13

So let me just understand...for you all that has happened is constitutional and you don't feel that your fundamental rights and your constitution were violated.

That's very interesting.