March 14 Warns Against Attempts to Put STL on Parliament Session Agenda

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March 14 lawmakers have accused Speaker Nabih Berri of putting the speakership in confrontation of not only the March 14 forces but also the Cedar Revolution after he said it took Lebanon back 60 years on the democratic level.

In remarks to An Nahar daily on Tuesday, the sources warned that Berri was making attempts to put on the agenda of a parliamentary session on June 8 the issue of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon and Lebanon’s commitment to it.

Berri called for the session next week to vote on important issues such as the renewal of Central Bank governor Riyad Salameh’s mandate. The March 14 forces are rejecting such a move for fears that the speaker would give parliament executive authorities amid the absence of a cabinet.

If Berri’s move on the tribunal was proved, then this means his group is continuing to carry out its “coup against the national unity government and pushing Lebanon towards a dangerous unknown.”

The March 14 coalition accused the Hizbullah-led alliance of carrying out a coup against Caretaker Premier Saad Hariri in January by nominating Premier-designate Najib Miqati.

The March 14 MPs told An Nahar that they will decide on their next move when parliament’s bureau committee meets to decide on the items that would be put on the session’s agenda.

Al-Liwaa daily said, however, that centrists are seeking to clinch a deal between the March 8 and 14 forces to limit the session’s agenda to the renewal of Salameh’s mandate without discussing other draft-laws.

Comments 2
Default-user-icon Sarita Gonzalez (Guest) 31 May 2011, 18:49

THE BEST IS TO PLAY WITH CLEAR CARDS, If people has the real intention to meet to hold one cabinet sesion, to solve problems, AND NOT USE IT TO MANIPULATE OTHER TOPIC, SO SHOW FROM NOW ON, THE AGENDA OF THAT PROGRAMMED MEETING, this is necessary to show TRANSPARENCE AND PLANT TRUST TO PARTICIPATE IN IT, if the agenda is not showed, the gossips will run in the hall, like as balls in the football field, making them bigger as day are passing until 08/June, creating with them ONLY MORE TENSION AND OPENING THE DOOR FOR CHAOS

Default-user-icon Roland el Hokayem (Guest) 01 June 2011, 07:13

Nothing gonna change!