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.