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."

Comments 6
Thumb s.o.s 08 December 2018, 14:34

Let is collapse, there's nothing worse saving. The EDL has 10x the number of employees required to run all services, most of whom are Shia yet they are the ones who steal electricity and never pay their bills.

Reforms should come before the loan and financial aid.

Thumb libanaisresilient 08 December 2018, 16:59

Do you think donors care if reforms are truly implemented or not? All they want is funds liberated to be split up. None cares about Lebanon!

Thumb whyaskwhy 09 December 2018, 00:33

That's an interesting comment Libanais, especially since you profess that Kizballah is the only party that works for Lebanon. I know the word hypocrite maybe a bit long for your vocabulary but try ask an educated person around you who does not wear flip flops what it means. And there my friend you will find yourself.
The rest of us do care about Lebanon and hope to see it free from your hate filled faith and its terror party.

Thumb libanaisresilient 09 December 2018, 02:40

@whyaskwhy It wasn't my hate filled faith that sponsored the assassination of a Journalist who voiced his views on a authoritarian regime right? I think we all see clearly who's the HYPOCRITE here.

Missing rabiosa 08 December 2018, 18:33

Donor conference after donor conference, and yet the county is over 100 million in debt. Someone please explain to to me where all the money goes. As a mater of fact don't I know where it goes. This country is doomed and needs fundamental root change in government. Nothing will solve the problem until the bloated bureaucracy is cut and state assets sold, chief among them is EDL and Telecom.

Thumb libanaisresilient 09 December 2018, 02:42

I don't agree with privatization but I got your point and fully agree on the reforms need.