Consultative Gathering ‘Deplore’ Aoun’s Efforts, Express Adamant Positions for Representationإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Pro-Hizbullah Consultative Gathering MPs stressed from Baabda on Monday that initiatives that fail to consider their demand for representation in the new government will “never see the light.”
“We appreciate President Michel Aoun’s efforts and have a deep understanding of the burdens affecting the country, but we will not accept not to be represented in the government,” MP Jihad Samad of the Gathering said after meeting Aoun in Baabda.
“An initiative that does not take our participation in the government into consideration will never see the light,” stressed the MP of the so-called Independent Sunni MPs.
However, the MP told reporters that he recited the Gathering’s statement and that any other remarks made by any of the six MPs reflects “individual positions.”
The statement comes after reports that a meeting was expected in Baabda between the MPs and Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri that could pave the way for allocating a seat for a Sunni MP from outside the Gathering.
The MPs had met Aoun a few days ago and expressed adamant positions for representation.
Aoun has been holding consultations with the concerned parties for the past week in a bid to ease the “Sunni hurdle.” Reports claimed that Aoun might accept the allocation of a seat for said MPs from his own share.