Report: Cabinet Resignation Scheme to Avoid Commitment to STLإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Contacts are ongoing between Hizbullah, the Free Patriotic Movement and AMAL to discuss the steps that should be taken after the Special Tribunal for Lebanon probing the assassination of ex-Premier Rafik Hariri published the indictment, al-Liwaa newspaper reported on Thursday.
The STL published on Wednesday the indictment after it said there was enough evidence to try four Hizbullah members in the murder of Hariri.
The discussions also tackle what the STL will publish about the cases of the attempted murder of former Ministers Elias Murr and Marwan Hamadeh, and the assassination of former Community Party leader George Hawi.
In Oct. 1, 2004, Hamadeh was targeted by a car bomb, Murr was targeted on July 12, 2005, while Hawi was assassinated on June 21, 2005.
The newspaper reported that the three parties are considering the toppling of the current cabinet through the resignation of 11 ministers (one third + one), therefore transforming it into a caretaking government.
Al-Liwaa said that the resignation of the cabinet relieves it from its responsibilities towards the tribunal and the international community, on the basis that the executive authority in the country takes the required decisions.
Sources told the newspaper that the electricity bill proposed by FPM leader MP Michel Aoun could be the issue that blows up the situation, after he (Aoun) threatened to resign if the cabinet didn’t pass the bill for discussion at the parliament.