Berri: Time is Not on Our Side


Amid the ongoing efforts to form a new government in Lebanon, Speaker Nabih Berri reportedly said the new cabinet has a “very difficult mission” ahead and must be formed “quickly” to counter the multiple crises facing the country, al-Joumhouria daily reported on Tuesday.

“Time is not on our side. A new cabinet must be formed without any delay for it has a very difficult mission ahead requiring the backing of all political parties,” a political source quoted Berri as saying.

The Speaker emphasized that all parties should be involved in the rescue plan to save the country.

“Rescue is everyone’s responsibility,” he said, noting that the government's mission must enjoy a wide range of “popular, partisan and parliamentary support in order to achieve its goal and steer Lebanon out of the crisis,” the source quoted Berri as saying.

On Monday, media reports quoted informed sources as saying that the atmosphere of negotiations to form a new government are positive.

Comments 5
Thumb tbk28 27 October 2020, 10:19

Time is not on YOUR side you terrorist scumbag

Missing kazan 27 October 2020, 10:50

The speaker emphasized that all parties must be involved in the rescue plan to save the country.
To save the country: all parties should disappear, vanish, khalas! all your fellow politicians who took part in the civil war of 75 conservative or liberal left or right, capitalist or communist, their tenability has expired. And indeed time is no longer on your side.

Default-user-icon yalla (Guest) 27 October 2020, 12:31

Says the man in power for the last 35 years

Thumb whyaskwhy 27 October 2020, 20:30

Kazan you hit the nail on the head the same 40 year old civil war partiea that are not just defunct but out of sync with the times, not disrepect but a Communist party or a party that looks after a certain sect should not be in the running. Not to mention a party that wants to unite several countries in the middle east under one banner when the countries are not at peace with each other!

Missing phillipo 27 October 2020, 23:04

How right Berri is. Keeping the political situation in Lebanon as it has been for the past 50 years ruled by the religious cliques will halt any advance to stabilization, economic progress and peace.