Aoun: Lebanon Going to Hell if it Fails to Line Up Government

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President Michel Aoun warned on Monday that Lebanon could be heading towards “hell” if the competing political parties do not agree on a government, stressing that the ministerial portfolios are not distributed on the basis of sects in the Constitution.

“If a government is not lined up, Lebanon could drift to hell,” said Aoun during a televised speech on an overdue cabinet formation.

“The Development and Liberation bloc (of AMAL Movement) and (Hizbullah led) Loyalty to the Resistance insist to retain the finance ministerial portfolio and to name their ministers,” said Aoun on the demands of the Shiite duo.

“The Constitution does not stipulate allocation of any ministry to any sect or group, nor can any minister be granted authority that is not provided for him in the constitution,” he added on the rigid demands of AMAL and Hizbullah to retain the finance ministry.

He said PM-designate Mustafa Adib made several consultations with political parties without reaching a breakthrough which compelled him to step in.

“The Cabinet delay should not have happened. We presented solutions but none were adopted,” he said, but added that “his meetings with representatives of the parliamentary blocs, the majority demanded applying rotation in ministries, refusing that a Cabinet be formed without consulting them.”

The President said in order to overcome the problem, he “suggested abolishing sectarian distribution of ministries, known as sovereign, and not allocating them to specific sects.”

Asked about his talks with French President, Aoun said: “Yes, Macron and I discussed the cabinet formation but he is not the one to form the Lebanese cabinet, we do.”

Timeline
  • 21 September 2020, 14:50

    Aoun: Lebanon is heading to hell if the government is not formed.

  • 21 September 2020, 14:49

    Aoun: We discussed the cabinet formation with Macron but he is not the one to form the Lebanese cabinet, we do.

  • 21 September 2020, 14:46

    Aoun on probe into port blast: Investigation needs time, many individuals are involved.

  • 21 September 2020, 14:43

    Aoun: I suggest abolishing sectarian distribution of sovereign ministries and not allocating them to specific sects.

  • 21 September 2020, 14:41

    Aoun: The Constitution does not stipulate allocation of any ministry to any sect or group, nor can any minister be granted authority that is not provided for him the constitution.

  • 21 September 2020, 14:38

    Aoun: During my meetings with representatives of the parliamentary blocs, the majority demanded applying rotation in ministries, refusing the Cabinet is formed without consulting them.

  • 21 September 2020, 14:34

    Aoun: The Development and Liberation bloc and the Loyalty to the Resistance insist to retain the finance ministerial portfolio and to name their ministers.

  • 21 September 2020, 14:31

    Aoun: The PM-designate made four visits without being able to present a format of the cabinet nor were the obstacles solved.

  • 21 September 2020, 14:30

    Aoun: The delay in the cabinet formation should not have happened. We presented solutions but none were adopted.

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Comments 12
Default-user-icon - (Guest) 21 September 2020, 15:27

You and your allies are a disgrace... Please leave

Thumb canadianleb 21 September 2020, 15:41

We are in HELL thanks to you and your crooked mafia friends!!!

Thumb tric.bortugal 21 September 2020, 18:34

montreal is hell ? No. Go to St Denis and have fun with the femininas

Thumb s.o.s 21 September 2020, 18:38

What’s with st denis ? Explain.... for those who aren’t Canadians.

Thumb eagledawn 21 September 2020, 16:25

“بتبقى انت الحلم، والحلم ما بيشيخ"
الله يحميك
بي الكل

A fearless man - A real leader - A true statesman.

Default-user-icon Tarator el wataneh el horr (Guest) 21 September 2020, 18:41

Good one charbel c

Missing ArabDemocrat.com 21 September 2020, 18:23

There are several levels of hell and we are headed down tepidly

Thumb s.o.s 21 September 2020, 18:33

It ain’t gonna go down without them going down as well. If I were a crooked politichien, I’d be pooping my pants right now.

Missing phillipo 22 September 2020, 00:20

If the President and the politicians didn't stick their noses in, the government would already have been sworn in.

Thumb whyaskwhy 22 September 2020, 00:44

Wow that sounds bad ya baba? I mean lebanon currently lives in the lap of luxury under your strong regime, besides you promissed that you will leave it a far better nation than that you receievd mon dieu!

Thumb ___flamethrower___ 22 September 2020, 07:36

Best Iranian President, ever!

Default-user-icon Mokdadsamir@gmail.com (Guest) 22 September 2020, 16:15

Lebanon sadly is already going to hell under the presidency of the corrupt Aoun...