Aoun Says ‘Won’t Walk Away’ on Cabinet Formation

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President Michel Aoun said on Wednesday that he will “continue to bear his responsibilities” as Lebanon gears for a controversial designation of a new prime minister and the formation of a government widely expected to witness disputes over shares among political parties.

“I will continue to bear my responsibilities, in the designation and formation processes and in every constitutional position and stance against all those preventing our people from reform and from building the state,” said Aoun in a televised address.

The time of Aoun’s speech was announced only Tuesday astonishing many regarding the timing which comes one day before Aoun’s binding parliamentary consultations with lawmakers to name a new prime minister.

“I hereby address the people and lawmakers amid major agreements being signed and expansionary policies being implemented that may change the face of the region. Where are we today and where does Lebanon stand? What policies do we need to adopt regarding major pivotal changes and agreements?” he asked.

“I feel the pain of the people but I have to remind that some who ruled Lebanon for decades have raised unmet vows," Aoun said hinting at earlier governments.

"Reform remained just a slogan that officials and politicians repeat, and they are completely opposite to it. They believed in their authoritarian and personal interests with perfection and dedication, until we reached the point that institutional corruption became organized corruption par excellence,” he added.

The President wondered why several major development projects remain unaccomplished.

He asked: “Where are the dam projects while our water resources are being drained into rivers and oceans? Where is the rescue initiative to solve the economic crisis and to salvage Lebanon from the repercussions of the Beirut port blast? Where is the electricity plan that has been kept in the drawers since 2010 with no approval or implementation despite our insistence on it?”

However the President stressed that he will continue to bear responsibility, indirectly urging political parties to facilitate the formation of a government amid the challenges facing the country.

“I said what I had to say and will not walk my way. I will stay committed to my promise and hope that everyone thinks well about the designation and formation and their effect on the reform projects," he concluded.

Timeline
  • 21 October 2020, 12:20

    Aoun: I will continue to bear my responsibilities in the designation and formation processes and in every constitutional position in the face of all those who prevent our people from reform and building the state.

  • 21 October 2020, 12:17

    Aoun: I said what I had to say and will not walk my way. I will stay committed to my promise and hope that everyone thinks well about the designation and formation and their effect on the reform projects.

  • 21 October 2020, 12:14

    Aoun: Failing to cooperate with the forensic audit only makes those more involved in corruption and squandering.

  • 21 October 2020, 12:12

    Aoun: Where are the dam projects while our water resources are being drained into rivers and oceans?

  • 21 October 2020, 12:11

    Aoun: Where is the rescue initiative to solve the economic crisis and to salvage Lebanon from the repercussions of the Beirut port blast?

  • 21 October 2020, 12:09

    Aoun: Where is the electricity plan that has been kept in the drawers since 2010 with no approval or implementation despite our insistence on it?

  • 21 October 2020, 12:07

    Aoun: Reform remained just a slogan that officials and politicians repeat, and they are completely opposite to it. They believe in their authoritarian and personal interests with perfection and dedication, until we reached the point that corruption became an organized institutional corruption par excellence.

  • 21 October 2020, 12:05

    Aoun: Corruption in Lebanon is entrenched into its government institutions.

  • 21 October 2020, 12:03

    Aoun: I feel the pain of the people but I have to remind that some who ruled Lebanon for decades have raised unmet vows.

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Comments 10
Missing kazan 21 October 2020, 12:36

this is hilarious! the text above is pure insult to the people, either he thinks they are stupid or they are really stupid that he has no problem to convince them

Thumb CODE.961 21 October 2020, 14:06

Does he think it's October 12 1990?

Default-user-icon Zorg (Guest) 21 October 2020, 14:09

It is clear that Hela Hela Ho wrote his speech. In other words : Ma Khallouna. Despicable.

Missing cedars 21 October 2020, 14:22

The blame game continues...you refused anything for two years except to be president, now that you are in power what have you fixed?

Thumb gebran_sons 21 October 2020, 16:16

Worst president ever. His Faustian deal with HizbIran is a premeditated murder of a nation for personal benefit. A nation with the best human, intellectual and economic potential in the region completely destroyed by his act. He and Bassil should rot in prison if there is any justice.

Thumb zahle_nights007 21 October 2020, 17:10

Why don't you go to sleep you freckin senile.

Missing samiam 21 October 2020, 17:39

Let's Dam stuff: Imbassil. Electric plan FROM 2010: ImBassil

As for the rest of it, the SIXTH government in 4 years is coming up is HE is the president---maybe he should accept some responsibility instead of trying to blame everyone else. The last government, all of whom were advisers to kizb, aouni's or barry FAILED miserably, so his excuses are moot at this point in time. He has allied with kizb and its activities, so the right thing to do is for him to step down. He has failed this country the second time around.

Missing thecause 21 October 2020, 18:41

This guy and gebran are a curse to Lebanon

Thumb whyaskwhy 21 October 2020, 22:09

He is his masters voice, same message its not my fault and I cannot make change becuase they will not let me. Incidently I need to stay as president so that I can make the right change and leave you with a much better lebanon.... If he was a manager of Burger King he would have been fired 100 times by now, yet he leads a Banana republic useless as a sack of hammers.

Default-user-icon Salaheddine Naous (Guest) 22 October 2020, 10:16

This country can't handle pressure and pain anymore.