Hizbullah Calls for Understanding on Cabinet, Vote Law to Avoid Crisisإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
The deputy head of Hizbullah's executive council and a Hizbullah MP called on Sunday for understanding among the rival political parties to avoid a new crisis on the formation of the new cabinet which they said should represent political parties.
“Lebanon is based on understanding whether in the formation (of the government) or the electoral law,” Sheikh Nabil Qaouq, the council's deputy leader, said during a seminar organized by a cultural center in Nabatiyeh.
The unanimity that Lebanon witnessed during the nomination of Premier-designate Tammam Salam should be reflected on other major developments in the country, he said.
Salam was tasked by President Michel Suleiman with forming the government after 124 out of 128 MPs nominated him in the binding consultations held at Baabda palace.
Qaouq called for “a government that includes the representatives of the nation,” a reflection of the call made by the Hizbullah-led March 8 alliance to form a national unity cabinet.
The government formation “shouldn't be a source for a new crisis” which would go “against the interest of the nation,” he said.
On the contrary, it should lead to stability and consolidate the nation's interest, he added.
Hizbullah MP Mohammed Raad also made similar comments on Sunday, saying “the representation in any cabinet should be a political one to create the right balance that would achieve stability in the country.”
He criticized calls for a technocrat or neutral cabinet, saying Salam can't impose his will on the entire Lebanese people.
The PM-designate has said he would form a “government of national interest” to supervise the elections.