Al-Rahi Slams 'Clinging to Shares, Exclusion' in Govt. Formation Talks


Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi on Sunday criticized parties insisting on certain shares in the new government and attempts to “exclude” certain parties.

“Clinging to shares or limiting them to certain blocs while excluding other parties and competent individuals from the non-partisan civil society do not justify delaying the government at the expense of public welfare,” al-Rahi warned in his Saint Charbel Day sermon.

“Everyone inside and outside the country are awaiting the formation of the government, because every day of delay carries major repercussions and grave losses to the economy and all its sectors,” the patriarch cautioned.

Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri was tasked with forming the new government on May 24.

Several obstacles are hindering his mission, especially political wrangling over the Christian and Druze shares.

Comments 3
Thumb ___flamethrower___ 15 July 2018, 14:07

Never has Lebanon seen an FPM Maronite Patriarch who sticks to religion on Sundays like this one, ever!

Thumb roflmfao 15 July 2018, 14:47

This dude Al-Rahi is right, no one should be excludes. I suggest a cabinet of 258 ministers. This way everyone will be represented twice, except for Jebran Bassil who will be represented four times because he's so special.

Thumb whyaskwhy 16 July 2018, 00:45

His masters voice....