2 Cabinet Sessions before Suleiman Leaves Baabda

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A cabinet session scheduled for Thursday will be held at the Grand Serail instead of Baabda Palace to discuss 100 items placed on the agenda, An Nahar newspaper reported.

The daily quoted a cabinet minister as saying on Wednesday “it seems the president wants PM (Tammam) Salam to practice the management of the sessions.”

An Nahar said President Michel Suleiman will not chair the session at 4:00 pm Thursday for not having crucial issues on its agenda such as the appointment of top civil servants.

The cabinet ministers will discuss among other things the renewal of the contract of Casino du Liban, issuing special passports at the cost of LL400 million, the formation of the drugs and fertilizers committee and a plan to protect Lebanon's mountain tops and coast.

But al-Joumhouria newspaper said the session will be held at Baabda Palace and that the cabinet will also meet the next day under Suleiman to make appointments of officials in some ministries and state institutions.

Following Friday's session, Suleiman will throw a banquet in honor of Salam and the ministers on the eve of his farewell speech, it said.

The president will leave on Sunday Baabda Palace, which will likely remain vacant over the failure of the parliament to elect a new head of state.



Comments 8
Missing karim_ 21 May 2014, 09:30

I wonder where Suleiman is going to retire to. Big money says he retires to Saudi Arabia, where he can enjoy the petrodollars he was paid to sell out Lebanon to the Saudi bedouin terrorists.

Thumb thepatriot 21 May 2014, 12:17

karim = idiot.

Missing politik_buro. 21 May 2014, 10:22

I believe he is going to manage Euro-Disney last I heard. I mean he does love to live in fantasy land, he is good at turning wood into gold. Isn't he? I'm not being sarcastic.

Missing politik_buro 21 May 2014, 11:33

Seriously??? That's the name u could think of???? Let's resolve this in an adult manner, May you kindly please change your nickname so that people do not confuse us? I hope you have the maturity to do that. Thank you

Thumb -phoenix1 21 May 2014, 15:02

The real Politik, I am totally with you and will join your voice in kindly requesting of this person to change his name as it got us confused till we noticed that you certainly post in the way he does. So please sir, for the sake of us all, thanks.

Thumb -phoenix1 21 May 2014, 15:04

**Typo, meant to say, that you certainly Don't post....**

Thumb -phoenix1 21 May 2014, 12:47

What a sad reality, a very few days separate us from an era where the nation had a sane head, to an era that at best totally unpredictable. Suleiman takes with him a presidency of honor and dignity, a presidency that refused Red Lines by anyone it would have been, a presidency that took neither bribes nor kickbacks. I challenge anyone chameleon politician to come up and claim that this man took one single penny outside of his salary and benefits. A fes ago, even the director and CEO of MEA confirmed that when president Suleiman traveled on private trips, he did so on economy, just like anyone else and much to the biggest security concerns of his security personnel. Let us see who will have an iota of this decency when it comes to his successor.

Thumb -phoenix1 21 May 2014, 12:48

*** A few days ago...***