Al-Rahi Urges 'Technocrat-Political Government'


Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi on Sunday called for the formation of what he called a "technocrat-political government."

"A new integrated and harmonious technocrat-political government must be formed and it must rise to the level of the challenges cited by the President during the iftar banquet at the presidential palace on Wednesday," al-Rahi said in his Sunday Mass sermon.

He said the challenges are "domestic unity, giving the priority to the national interest, approving an economic rise plan, devising practical steps for resolving the growing Syrian refugee crisis, and combating rampant corruption in state institutions."

"We add to them the need to conduct reforms and to modernize the administrative and financial sectors and structures," the patriarch added.

Comments 4
Thumb ___flamethrower___ 27 May 2018, 14:15

Never has Lebanon seen an FPM Patriarch who does not meddle in politics like this one, ever!

Thumb s.o.s 27 May 2018, 16:26

Mr patriarch, millions of people elected these crooks, don’t they have the right to be ruled by them?

How many people elected you as patriarch?

Mmmhhhh tricky question, I know!

Thumb whyaskwhy 28 May 2018, 02:26

Hes rapidly becoming the mouthpiece for Orange. Why does a religious guy like him get involved in a banana republics politics? Do we see the Archbishop of Canterbury even mention politics?
Another religious zealot thinking he is better than others, he forgets he gets the same cotton up his nostrils when he kicks the bucket as the beggar in the streets.

Thumb thepatriot 29 May 2018, 02:30

lool he is ridiculous!