Mrad: I’ll Back My Group and Partake in Strong Lebanon Bloc Meetings

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Newly named State Minister for Foreign Trade Affairs Hassan Mrad of the Consultative Gathering, assured on Friday that he is going to vote in accordance with the group in the government despite being appointed as part of the Free Patriotic Movement-led Strong Lebanon bloc.

"I am going to represent the Gathering in the new government and will vote in its favor, but i will also participate in the meetings of the Strong Lebanon bloc,” he told LBCI.

The issue of representing the Hizbullah-backed Consultative Gathering, a grouping of six Sunni MPs, had delayed the formation of the government for the past four months. But an agreement was reached lately and culminated in forming the country’s government after nine months of delay.

There were also disagreements over the distribution of portfolios and previous disagreements over Christian and Druze representation that had also hindered the formation process before being eventually resolved.

Comments 3
Thumb s.o.s 01 February 2019, 13:16

it was all a lie since day 1 from Hizbala and FPM!

Thumb whyaskwhy 01 February 2019, 16:55

In the Bedouin world dividing your enemies works SOS hence why this too will work.
The Suna should be doing the same thing to she Shi3a camp to follow suit and the cycle will continue unabated.

Thumb fakenews 01 February 2019, 18:48

"I will also participate in the meetings of the Strong Lebanon bloc" This is almost comic if it weren't so tragic. Hassan Mrad is less part of Aoun and Bassil's share than Adnan Sayyed Hussein was part of President Michel Suleiman. For those ot familiar with his background Hassan Mrad, son of the Syrian retainer withing both Rafic Hariri cabinets Abdel Rahim Mrad, was the head of the Saraya al-Moukawama in the Bekaa a militia subordinate to Hezbollah. Hassan Mrad will be as loyal to Aoun and Bassil as much as his dad was loyal to Rafic Hariri. And just like his dad he will report to Hezbollah and the Syrians everything that happens behind closed doors of the Strong Lebanon bloc meetings. Just in case Ferzli, Bou Saab and Jresati missed something.