The Progressive Socialist Party unveiled on Tuesday that most of its requests to amend several articles in the controversial electricity project were met during a ministerial meeting held at the Grand Serail the day before.
PSP official Minister Ghazi Aridi told As Safir newspaper that major achievements were made. “We could say that we made good progress with the hopes of reaching a serious understanding through cooperation and good will from all sides.”Full Story
Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblat praised on Monday Turkey’s expulsion of the Israeli Ambassador to Ankara, saying that this step reasserts Turkey’s support for the Palestinian cause.
He said in his weekly editorial in the PSP-affiliated al-Anbaa magazine: “This is a positive step that will help the regional balance of power and the changes being made to it.”Full Story
Progressive Socialist Party leader Walid Jumblat has said he made the “final clarification” to Hizbullah and Amal movement that his remarks on an electricity project have no political motives.
In remarks to As Safir daily published Monday, Jumblat said that a meeting held at the residence of General Security Department chief Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim the day before was “excellent.”Full Story
A meeting held between officials from the Progressive Socialist Party, Hizbullah and Amal movement on Sunday night failed to reach agreement on how to fund a $1.2 billion project to generate 700 Megawatts of electricity, involved sources said.
The sources told As Safir daily that the officials agreed on a roadmap on the role that the cabinet would play in the implementation of the project and the formation of an electricity regulatory authority but failed to decide on how to fund the plan because the government doesn’t have the capacity to cover all its expenses.Full Story
Twelve people were wounded on Friday when clashes broke out between supporters of the Deir al-Qamar and the Tawheed basketball teams, reported the pan-Arab daily al-Hayat on Sunday.
Knives and guns were used in the clash that first started as a fistfight between the two sides.Full Story
Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblat stated on Saturday that Lebanon has made a pledge to implement international resolutions and it cannot avoid these obligations.
He said: “Lebanon therefore cannot escape funding the Special Tribunal for Lebanon.”Full Story
President Michel Suleiman, Speaker Nabih Berri, Prime Minister Najib Miqati, and Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblat have reached an agreement over the dispute over the electricity file, revealed the daily al-Mustaqbal on Sunday.
The solution calls for allowing the government to control the funding of the draft law that was proposed by Free Patriotic Movement leader MP Michel Aoun.Full Story
Less than a week before a Sept. 7 cabinet session, reports do not indicate that officials have reached consensus on the controversial electricity project that calls for allocating $1.2 billion to the energy minister to generate 700 Megawatts of electricity.
Al-Liwaa daily said that Free Patriotic Movement leader Michel Aoun, who has proposed the electricity draft law, told mediators that any mechanism in the implementation of the electricity plan should not limit Energy Minister Jebran Bassil’s decisive powers.Full Story
Progressive Socialist Party leader Walid Jumblat has reportedly informed Hizbullah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah that his stance from an electricity draft-law is purely technical and has no political motives.
Jumblat told Nasrallah’s assistant Hussein Khalil that his stance is aimed at improving the conditions of the implementation of the electricity project which is based on allocating $1.2 billion to Energy Minister Jebran Bassil to generate 700 Megawatts of electricity.Full Story
A ministerial meeting aimed at finding a solution to the electricity crisis is expected to be held at the Grand Serail on Monday after allegedly progress was made on a proposal to end the standoff.
Ministerial sources told pan-Arab daily al-Hayat on Tuesday that during a previous meeting under Premier Najib Miqati at the Grand Serail, several suggestions were made to end the dispute on a draft law proposed by Free Patriotic Movement leader Michel Aoun that calls for allocating $1.2 billion to Energy Minister Jebran Bassil.Full Story