Govt. to Approve BDL, Financial Appointments Thursday
The Cabinet will on Thursday approve administrative appointments related to Banque du Liban and the Capital Markets Authority, TV networks said.
The appointments include four deputies for the central bank governor, a chairman and four members for BDL’s Banking Control Commission and three members for the Capital Markets Authority after which the finance minister would name a state commissioner to the central bank and a state commissioner to the Control Commission, the reports said.
“All those who will be appointed are new figures and 16 CVs have been distributed to ministers for the four posts of deputy central bank governor, 20 CVs for the Control Commission and 12 CVs for the Capital Markets Authority,” LBCI TV said.
“The appointments will be approved during the Cabinet session that will be held Thursday in Baabda,” it added.
The issue of the appointments has sparked a wave of political bickering in recent days.
Al-Mustaqbal parliamentary bloc warned of a "governmental-presidential plot" to name a new BDL administration and control commission that "meet the desires of a certain political group".
Al-Akhbar newspaper meanwhile reported Tuesday that Mustaqbal leader ex-PM Saad Hariri has threatened that his bloc would resign from parliament should the appointments oust Mohammed Baassiri, one of the central bank governor’s deputies.
The daily added that the Lebanese Forces and the Progressive Socialist Party are also opposed to the slated appointments.