Strong Lebanon Warns against Tipping 'National Balance' in Govt., Parliament

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The Strong Lebanon parliamentary bloc, which is led by the Free Patriotic Movement, on Tuesday warned against “using the dire economic situation as an excuse to tamper with national balances and unity” in the formation of the new government.

In a statement issued after a weekly e-meeting chaired by FPM chief MP Jebran Bassil, the bloc also deplored “the protracted slowness in the cabinet formation process,” noting that the reasons behind the delay have become known to the public opinion.

“These reasons, with both the domestic and external aspects, are unacceptable, seeing as nothing prevents forming the government considering it is a sovereign national decision,” Strong Lebanon added.

Separately, the bloc rejected calls for changing the current electoral law, noting that it “corrected parliamentary representation” after “long years of struggle.”

“Any discussion of this issue will not be acceptable by us unless it is part of an integrated solution to improve the system and amend the constitution, through establishing a civil state with all its requirements and endorsing broad administrative and financial decentralization,” the bloc said.

SourceNaharnet
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Thumb justin 24 November 2020, 22:50

In a statement issued after a weekly e-meeting chaired by FPM chief MP Jebran Bassil, the bloc also deplored “the protracted slowness in the cabinet formation process,” noting that the reasons behind the delay have become known to the public opinion.

Oh “the protracted slowness in the cabinet formation process,”!!! How many governments were held up because of the FPM and Bassil?

Hitting Impasse Again: Aoun Insists on Bassil or No Government
https://www.lebanese-forces.com/2009/08/13/57261/

Thumb janoubi 24 November 2020, 23:57

التيار الحر في قفص الاتهام.. توقيف مسؤوله في اميركا الجنوبية بتهمة تجارة المخدرات!

تتوالى الفضائح التي تطال التيار “الوطني الحر” فبعد قضية “لارا سماحة منصور”، المواطنة اللبنانية الأميركية التي رفعت دعوى على مسؤولين لبنانيين رفيعين، بينهم رئيس التيار “الوطني الحر” جبران باسيل بتهمة الاختطاف والاحتجاز. ثمة معلومات عن اعتقل تاجر المخدرات أسعد خليل كيوان، وهو لبناني الجنسية ، برازيلي الجنسية، يوم أمس في مدينة ساو باولو خلال عملية للشرطة الاتحادية لمكافحة تهريب المخدرات وغسيل الأموال، وبحسب موقع “الكلمة اونلاين” كيوان هو مسؤول “التيار” في أميركا الجنوبية.

https://janoubia.com/2020/11/24/التيار-الحر-في-قفص-الاتهام-توقيف-مسؤول/

Thumb lebnanfirst 25 November 2020, 01:58

Somehow I read the title as "Wrong Lebanon..." instead of "Strong Lebanon..."
Down deep I guess we all know they really did choose the WRONG Lebanon.

Missing opinion101 25 November 2020, 03:25

It's just a matter of time. Economy is collapsing and things are getting more expensive. Bassil, Aoun, Hezbollah and Berri are to blame for delaying the recovery of Lebanon. Once meat becomes a months salary, they will be blamed and removed one way or another.

Default-user-icon cocoman (Guest) 25 November 2020, 06:18

Header should read: "five incompetent and corrupted clowns talk to say nothing"

Thumb chrisrushlau 25 November 2020, 19:26

Well, as long as Hezbullah is content to let the 70% Muslim majority of Lebanon content itself with 50% of Chamber of Deputies seats, Christians can't force them to seek equality. That's balance of a sort.