Hariri Says Not Seeking Return as PM, Slams Deputy PM over Powers


Ex-PM Saad Hariri on Thursday noted that he is not seeking to return as premier, as he lashed out at the Presidency and Deputy PM Zeina Akar and accused them of encroaching on the premiership’s jurisdiction.

“They are trying to establish new norms, such as the permanent presence of the deputy PM at the Grand Serail, and this is regrettable, because the premier’s powers are enshrined in the constitution,” Hariri said in a chat with reporters.

“If they want to put someone at the Grand Serail, we will put someone at the Presidency. Let them stop their antics. A premier who possesses a shred of intelligence would not accept what’s happening,” Hariri added.

Telling reporters that he is not “demanding to return to the government,” the ex-PM said “everyone knows the conditions for change.”

“This (current) government doesn’t have even one percent of those conditions and I wanted a technocrat government,” he added.

As for his brother Bahaa’s attempt to play a role in Lebanese politics, Hariri said: “Bahaa is my eldest brother and some people like Nabil al-Halabi are trying (to play political roles) and everyone has the right.”

Comments 6
Missing peace 11 June 2020, 19:47

Lebanon is sinking and politicians are watching...not a single one yet that is doing anything about it...
just like arsonists who enjoy watching the fire they set!

the worse thing is that they still have sheep bleating and praising them...

poor lebanon.

Thumb s.o.s 11 June 2020, 20:14

Meen hayda?

Thumb thepatriot 11 June 2020, 21:33

We need fresh faces.. not people like you.
You re done.

Thumb whyaskwhy 12 June 2020, 04:42

he had his chance and proved that he has no leadership skills. He's a has been at best...technically never was lol

Thumb libanaisresilient 12 June 2020, 05:32

Not even worth a comment.

Thumb doodle-dude 12 June 2020, 11:20

lol @ the comment-less shia western christian with triple iranian nationality