Cabinet Adopts Draft Rental Law Amendments, Miqati Hails Parliament Confidenceإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
The cabinet on Friday endorsed draft amendments to the rental law, as Prime Minister Najib Miqati stressed in his opening remarks that the vote of confidence granted Thursday to his government by parliament “must be a motive to show more solidarity among its members.”
Following three days of heated parliamentary debate, the government on Thursday survived a vote of no confidence in the 128-member parliament after receiving 63 votes. Only three opposition lawmakers withheld their confidence from government amid a walkout by March 14 MPs.
“Some speeches crossed the boundaries of responsible and constructive opposition, but some of the remarks, information and ideas proposed by MPs must be taken into consideration and must be mulled and followed up by the ministers,” Miqati said.
He stressed “cooperation between the executive and legislative authorities,” calling on ministers “not to be affected by the criticism addressed to them, even if it crossed the boundaries of logic sometimes.”
Miqati urged the ministers “to respond by showing further responsible attitude towards the proposed plans.”
“The government has a lot of work to accomplish, such as the challenges of state budget, parliamentary elections, administrative appointments and the issues of oil and electricity,” Miqati added.
“We are confident that the government will be once again at the level of the lawmakers’ confidence and I hail the ministers’ responses and stress that the government is performing its duties,” he went on to say.