Report: France to Treat Shiite Duo’s Finance Demand as ‘Unconstitutional’


Amid the insistence of the Shiite duo to retain the finance ministry, France is inclined to handle this as “unconstitutional” because Lebanon’s political components reject it, Nidaa al-Watan newspaper reported on Monday.

Diplomatic sources told the daily the departure of outgoing French ambassador to Lebanon Bernard Faucher Beirut last Saturday, no doubt will affect the direct French contact with Hizbullah.

Hizbullah was comfortable in dealing with Faucher, according to the daily. But, it will have to anticipate today whether the new ambassador succeeding him could adopt a new approach with Hizbullah shall the latter fail the initiative of French President Emmanuel Macron.

AMAL Movement and Hizbullah, the two main Shiite groups in Lebanon's usual power-sharing arrangement, insisted on retaining the finance ministry, effectively blocking the efforts of PM-designate Mustafa Adib.

Other political parties reject the Shiite duo’s demands and blame it for the cabinet delay, and hence thwarting a French initiative to help steer Lebanon out of its crisis.

France is reportedly inclined to consider “unconstitutional” the adamant positions of AMAL and Hizbullah, said the sources.

In addition to unlocking billions of dollars of Cedre funds for Lebanon’s crisis-hit economy, Macron had vowed to hold an international conference in Paris in October to coordinate aid and mobilize international support if Lebanese leaders commit to reforms as pledged.

Comments 10
Thumb blablablablablaba 21 September 2020, 10:09

C'est très blablablablabla

Missing rami 21 September 2020, 10:30

Salut bla, tu peux me passer le contact de ton fournisseur d'herbe stp?

Thumb blablablablabla 21 September 2020, 10:58

dans le même coin que tes pampers vu comment tu chlingue à chaque fois :D

Thumb s.o.s 21 September 2020, 15:45

Rami, bla fume ses chaussettes... et snif mes calbars dans le panier à linge.

Thumb tric.bortugal 21 September 2020, 10:30

Shia Shia Shia !!!!

Default-user-icon sam (Guest) 21 September 2020, 12:21

france sticks its dirty jewish nose in lebanese politics and sectarian confessionalism continues like nobody gives a toss about pure racism in lebanese politics.

Thumb s.o.s 21 September 2020, 15:47

That’s very judeophobic of you....

Missing arturo 21 September 2020, 16:29

Hezbollah will not sell its control over Lebanon's government and military for cedre funds.

Thumb tric.portugal 21 September 2020, 16:50

France is one of the greatest sponsors of the whaabism... Le Republic Francaise in the last decade persecuted the catholics at the same time promoted the whaabi expation in France.

Missing phillipo 22 September 2020, 10:52

France should now just turn round and say, "thank you but no thank you", after the demands of Hizballah to keep the Finance Ministry.
Leaving them with that ministry would mean that of every $ (or whatever currency) was sent to the country as aid, maybe 15-20% would actually reach its intended destination, the rest going to buy even more arms for Hizballah, and pay their salaries.