Report: Accumulating Files Press for Resumption of Cabinet Meetings


In light of the suspension of Cabinet meetings, several pressing and important files have accumulated in the register submitted to the Cabinet’s office that require listing on the agenda in order to be addressed, the Saudi Asharq al-Awsat reported on Tuesday.

One of the most important files is the military assistance from foreign countries, and the appointment of first category employees to fill vacant positions. For example, the Head of the Supreme Council of Privatization position has a role in the Steering Committee to decide on the proposed projects according to the CEDRE Conference.

The June 30 Qabrshmoun deadly incident forced the suspension of Cabinet sessions since July 2.

An unnamed source following on the underway contacts to resolve the crisis, said the Cabinet must resume its meetings in light of “the paralysis of the executive power. This paralysis can not carry on because of mutual accusations between the Progressive Socialist Party and the Lebanese Democratic Party," he said.

The source warned that “obstruction of Cabinet meetings must not prolong in light of the failed efforts exerted by General Security chief Abbas Ibrahim to thwart the hurdles, and the very delicate economic and monetary situation."

“How long will the country remain without Cabinet meetings in this delicate economic and financial circumstances?” asked the source.

Comments 3
Thumb lebanon_first 23 July 2019, 15:47

Overstaffed bureaucratic government. Why all those positions with high salaries and pompous titles? Keep things simple and reduce expenses. We need 7 ministers who work as a team. Not a mini parliament who has to agree on everything!!!

Thumb blablablablabla 24 July 2019, 14:03

tell that to Rafic Hariri that dismantle the lebanese industry favouring the saudi tourism to Mameltein and his own SOLIDERE so we cannot recycle till now

Thumb whyaskwhy 23 July 2019, 22:05

True Leb1st larger nations run a far more entailed government with fewer people than our leaders. Salaries should be earned and not inherited and handed down as in our system. Team is not a Lebanese concept unless they are all working to serve the purpose of one individual lol.....