Franjieh Says Marada to Withdraw from Govt. if Appointments Unsatisfactory


Marada Movement chief Suleiman Franjieh warned Tuesday that his movement will withdraw from the government if it does not get two posts in Thursday’s financial appointments.

“There will be six Christian posts in the appointments, which means that we are entitled to two,” Franjieh said in an interview with the Mustaqbal Web news portal.

“We have nominated candidates who enjoy competency and if two of our candidates don’t get chosen, we will leave the government,” he added.

“Had the government adopted a certain mechanism for appointments, we would have been the first to abide by it, but the picks will happen on the basis of favoritism and in this case we want two posts,” Franjieh went on to say.

Asked about reports that he had refused to hold a meeting with Free Patriotic Movement chief Jebran Bassil, the Marada leader said: “He has not requested one and I don’t have the intention to see him.”

According to TV networks, Cabinet will on Thursday appoint four deputies for the central bank governor, a chairman and four members for the central bank's Banking Control Commission and three members for the Capital Markets Authority.

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Thumb extraterrestrial.alien 31 March 2020, 20:23

Dr Diab and Sayyed Hassan keep repeating that this is not an M8 ie Hezbollah's government this is an independent government.
Don't you love how independent this government is LOL

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Thumb LongLiveLebanon 01 April 2020, 08:20

To hell with Franjieh & his wicked movement. All their care about is political influence while the country & the world are suffering from a deadly scourge which needs utmost attention, far from politics.

Missing samiam 01 April 2020, 08:38

This government is a big mess---will fall very soon unless they do something 'exceptional'--haven't addressed the economy, corruption, electricity, COVID-19 or anything else. They have proven to be if anything even more inept than previous governments.

Thumb liberty 01 April 2020, 08:47

A government of independents and experts indeed!

Missing phillipo 01 April 2020, 10:43

Perhaps Mr.Franjieh needs a translation and explanation of the words "independent" and "experts", because his threats bring me to think that he has no understanding whatsoever of these words.