Berri Warns he Would Take Measures against Boycotting MPs

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Speaker Nabih Berri has issued a stern warning against the MPs who are boycotting parliamentary sessions, saying he would take measures against them for “only choosing from the menu the food they like.”

In remarks to As Safir newspaper published on Wednesday, Berri said: “Things would get straight if those who are boycotting the (sessions) implement the Constitution and laws.”

“But the problem is that they don't want to implement them and each one of them wants his own Constitutional quarter,” he said.

Berri accused them of being “worse them farm owners.”

The majority of March 8 alliance's MPs have been boycotting sessions aimed at electing a new president while Christian lawmakers backed by al-Mustaqbal bloc are causing lack of quorum in a legislative session aimed at discussing the wage scale to protest the failure to choose a head of state.

President Michel Suleiman left Baabda Palace on May 25 after the expiry of his six-year term and following the failure of parliament in several rounds to elect a successor.

The vacuum in the presidential palace spilled over into parliament after the Christian and al-Mustaqbal MPs boycotted a session aimed at approving the controversial salary hike for the public sector.

Berri vowed not to remain silent. “They will hear from me what they haven't heard so far. They will also see measures.”

He did not elaborate.

“They would be striking the Lebanese entity if they continue to behave this way,” Berri said.

“Has legislation turned into a menu from which they choose the food they like?” he asked.

A session for the election of a president is set for next Monday and another for the discussion of the wage raise the next day. But the same MPs are holding onto their stance of boycott.



Comments 13
Thumb popeye 04 June 2014, 08:04

It is laughable when Berri talks about "They will hear from me what they haven't heard so far. They will also see measures.”

Why were these measures NOT taken when you closed parliament for 18 months...

Thumb ex-fpm 04 June 2014, 08:12

it is called 'consistency' in stances. Berri is playing his assigned role by HA nothing more nothing less. He has to appear he is doing his job knowing well that his position will not alter anything. He was asked to attend the sessions to elect the president with the prior knowledge that his bloc's attendance will not secure the requisite quorum. All assigned roles; good cop bad cop scenarios.

Missing helicopter 04 June 2014, 16:01

Berri Warns he Would Take Measures against MPs who boycotted the Presidential elections ......... Right?

Thumb geha 04 June 2014, 08:36

berry and his allies were hoping to have it their way(business as usual) without a president).

they are discovering that the same boycott works both ways.

what measures can he take? laughable.

Berri: you are not, and will never be the president of Lebanon, so better elect a president and stop whining.

Thumb general_puppet 04 June 2014, 08:43

“They will hear from me what they haven't heard so far. They will also see measures.”

We have all heard from you on a daily basses... but we have never seen you do anything, except closedown the Parliament and fallow Nasrallah's orders.

Default-user-icon ziko (Guest) 04 June 2014, 13:58

the green light is on now

Thumb FlameCatcher 04 June 2014, 14:13

Hang them ! Boycotting MPs are traitors on Iran and Syrian payrolls ! Their sole purpose is to rob us of our freedoms and democracy !

Thumb cedre 04 June 2014, 14:45

stop pretending berri, nobody believes u.
We all know u want a christian lackey or a shia president...

Thumb general_puppet 04 June 2014, 19:00

roro, why are you and your buddy's always on the Naharnet whyning wagon... stop bellyaching, if you dont like the site go someplace els.

Thumb general_puppet 04 June 2014, 19:03

kittie should call himself the_whine instead of the_roar :-)

Default-user-icon الشيطان (Guest) 05 June 2014, 02:37

انها شريعة الغاب . القانون يفرضه من معه السلاح. لا أهمية لما يقوله عون او بري إنما ما يمليه السيد. الخلاص الوحيد هو التعاون حتى مع الشيطان لتقوية الذات بحمل السلاح

Missing helicopter 05 June 2014, 03:58

I need to know if Gebran Tueni's life long struggle for freedom of the press.........
Your ally HA cut his life short. Freedom of the press and Almanar do not and can not coexist.

Missing helicopter 05 June 2014, 04:01

At least they did not remove the Lebanese flag ......... Amal wSeeban