Berri: Ministry of Planning the Sole ‘Sovereign’ Ministry Abroad

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Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri said on Wednesday that the Ministry of Planning is the only “sovereign” ministry in the world because it is “pivotal,” while Lebanon tends to invent and name the so-called “services-related and sovereign portfolios.”

Speaking during his weekly meeting with MPs, Berri said: “We have invented sovereign ministries, services ministries and important ministries while the only ministry considered sovereign in other countries is the Ministry of Planning, because it is vital.”

Berri’s remarks come as political parties horsetrade over the distribution of government shares and quotas.

PM-designate Saad Hariri was designated on May 24 to lineup a Cabinet. His mission has since been delayed because of disagreements over the Druze and Christian representation.

SourceNaharnet
Comments 7
Thumb marcus 12 September 2018, 14:25

The only 'Planning' you do, is Plan how to rob the people and the country.

Missing ysurais 12 September 2018, 15:18

all of them...

Thumb ex-fpm 12 September 2018, 16:01

Berri said: “We have invented sovereign ministries, services ministries and important ministries while the only ministry considered sovereign in other countries is the Ministry of Planning, because it is vital.”

But on June 14, 2018 the same Berri said:

“I will not concede any portfolios this time. A sovereign portfolio will be allocated for AMAL, and a services portfolio will be allocated to Hizbullah. Let them deal with it,” said Berri.

Berri said he is already in “agreement with Hariri that the Shiite share will be divided equally giving three portfolios for AMAL, and three for Hizbullah. AMAL will get a sovereign portfolio (finance ministry), while a services portfolio most probably the health, to be allocated to Hizbullah.”
http://www.naharnet.com/stories/en/247310

Thumb ex-fpm 12 September 2018, 16:02

During Mr. Salam's government, the shias got the Finance ministry and from then on claimed it as their right. Will Berri give up the Finance ministry?

Talk is cheap...

Thumb whyaskwhy 12 September 2018, 16:13

He does what he wants as there is no balance in power. This will just lead to further corruption in the country that is under the tutelage of Kizballah and its quisling president.
The idea of having an independent and non partisan president is long gone its Syrian regime control over all the facets of leadership in Lebanon.

Thumb canadianleb 12 September 2018, 18:22

This is how banana republics are run... my way or the high way and they hell with you people...

Thumb roflmfao 12 September 2018, 18:31

Look here's Berri inventing new stuff again.. what a surprise.