March 8 Sunni MPs Express ‘Adamant Right’ for Govt. Representation


The so-called independent Sunni MPs of March 8 insisted on their demand to be represented in the government, as the formation of the Cabinet stumbles further.

MP Walid Sukkarieh, a deputy of a recently-formed grouping of six pro-Hizbullah MPs, told VDL (93.3) radio station: “We adhere to our position, we are only claiming what’s our right which we won’t abandon.”

“We represent a political approach within the Sunni community and we insist on representing it. Al-Mustaqbal Movement and “father of the Sunnis” are not the only ones who represent the Sunni sect,” added Sukkarieh, in reference to Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri’s remarks.

On Tuesday, Hariri, head of al-Mustaqbal Movemnet, described himself as “the father of Sunnis” in Lebanon, and emphasized that he knows what “serves their interest.”

In a defiant speech the Premier accused Hizbullah of blocking the formation of the new government for a reason that is “bigger” than the so-called Sunni representation obstacle.

After six-month of delay, the new cabinet was on the verge of formation early this week after the Lebanese Forces accepted the portfolios that were assigned to it but a last-minute hurdle over the representation of the so-called independent Sunni MPs has surfaced.

Hizbullah has backed the MPs' demand and refrained from providing Hariri with the names of its own ministers in a bid to press him to accept giving a seat to the aforementioned Sunni grouping.

Comments 4
Thumb thepatriot 15 November 2018, 09:47


Thumb janoubi 15 November 2018, 11:21

"The so-called independent Sunni MPs"

so independent that the iranian nasrallah speaks for them.

Missing cimitero 15 November 2018, 16:28

and they're so independent that four of them belong to three blocks, two shiite and one christian. as such they went to baabda to meet aoun for the binding consultations. this is a fabricated block like the arslan block. but at least the fpm political machine fabricated the arslan block in the limo on the way to the baabda consultations.

Missing cimitero 15 November 2018, 16:41

in the cabinet that was on the verge of formation hariri and aoun had already agreed to trade a sunni for an orthodox christian. so there already was a sunni outside al-mustaqbal given to the president. aoun wanted to pick his own to represent him not one of these 6.