Mustaqbal Slams Parties Blaming Hariri for Delay, 'Sabotaging' His Ties with Aoun


Al-Mustaqbal parliamentary bloc on Tuesday blasted political parties blaming Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri for the delay in the government formation process, as it warned that some are seeking to “sabotage” his ties with President Michel Aoun.

“Some stances and legal recommendations have suggested that the PM-designate will step down from the mission of forming the government or that parliament should be tasked with taking a decision in this regard. The bloc warns that there are non-innocent calls that violate the Constitution's stipulations, the spirit of the Taef Accord and the requirements of national accord,” said the bloc in a statement issued after its weekly meeting.

Mustaqbal also criticized parties “insisting on blaming the PM-designate for the government delay,” accusing them of “reversing the facts and ignoring the real reasons behind the crisis.”

And warning that “there is a growing rhetoric that contradicts with the settlement that restored the role of state institutions and put an end to a presidential void that lasted for more than two years,” the bloc underlined that “cooperation between President Michel Aoun and PM-designate Saad Hariri was not a political stroll that ends with the completion of a certain event.”

“It has been and will always be the basis in the project of protecting the country,” the bloc added.

Accordingly, it urged an end to perceived attempts at “sabotaging the ties” between Aoun and Hariri and stressed the importance of “immunizing the political settlement and all the breakthroughs it created.”

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