Sabaa Party Protests Govt. Delay, ‘Worsening Living Conditions’
Activists from the Sabaa party staged a sit-in on Saturday near the Ministry of Finance-TVA Directorate in Beirut's neighborhood of Adliyeh.
The National News Agency said the protesters have blocked the main entrance to the premises and erected a tent outside.
The campaigners were protesting “the delayed government formation and deteriorating living conditions in the country," NNA said.
"The aim of the move is to pressure the authorities to form a government because we have been hearing for six months that there is an economic and financial collapse," Secretary General of Sabaa Party said.
Dagher also warned that his party shall adopt escalatory moves in the upcoming days.
Disagreements among political parties over the Cabinet quotas and shares have delayed Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri’s mission to form the government. Hariri was designated for the task on May 24.
Political bickering over shares is threatening to scuttle pledges worth $11 billion by international donors.
In November, the World Bank issued a stark warning, with one official saying that unless a government is formed soon to carry out badly needed reforms, "the Lebanon we know will fizzle away."