Wage Scale Session in Limbo as Christian MPs Threaten Boycottإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
A parliamentary session set by Speaker Nabih Berri on May 27 to continue discussions on the public sector wage scale is under the threat of lack of quorum, An Nahar daily reported on Thursday.
The newspaper said that Christian MPs from the March 8 and 14 alliances have threatened to boycott legislative sessions if a new head of state was not elected after the expiry of President Michel Suleiman's term on May 25.
Lawmakers deliberated on the pay raise draft-law on Wednesday. But Berri adjournment the discussions to May 27 after MPs failed to agree on ways to finance the scale.
The country's top Christian post will likely face vacuum on May 25 over the differences between the March 8 and 14 camps.
The March 14 alliance has backed the candidacy of Lebanese Forces chief Samir Geagea but March 8, which has boycotted the elections, has stressed the need for a consensual president.
God bless you... you are a true patriot...
inefficient and incompetent MPs paid with the money of citizens... they should give their salary each time they boycott or procrastinate... TFEH!
I await the day when I will read ONE meaningful post, ONE counter argument, ONE credible or mature info from you, -...flamethrower...- , but alas!
Christian MPs from the March 8 are threatening to boycott legislative sessions held after the expiry of President Michel Suleiman's term if a new head of state was not elected before May 25.
Meanwhile in a parallel universe:
Christian MPs from the March 8 are boycotting parliamentary sessions to elect new head of state before the expiry of President Michel Suleiman's term by refusing to provide the quorum thus making sure a new head of state is not elected before May 25.