Roukoz Calls for 'Total' Govt. Change


MP Shamel Roukoz said he backs a total governmental change and that a new government of specialists must be formed as soon as possible to address the current situation in Lebanon, al-Joumhouria daily reported on Friday.

Protests in Lebanon entered week two and have morphed into a cross-sectarian street mobilisation against a political system seen as corrupt and broken.

Roukoz of the Strong Lebanon Bloc and the son-in-law of President Michel Aoun, said that forming a small government of “specialists is needed to get the country out of the current crisis, address the social situation, and launch an economic renaissance and fight corruption.”

Roukoz added: “Let the President and Prime Minister quickly choose distinctive names to get this going as it should.”

On Thursday, Aoun offered to meet the protesters whose week-old mobilisation to demand a complete overhaul of the political system has brought the country to a standstill.

But Aoun's first speech since the start of the unprecedented protest movement was met with disdain by demonstrators who see him and the entire political class as part of the problem, not the solution.

“Now there is no state for me, the government is not meeting, and decisions are not taken,” he said. “A new government can be formed in a matter of days to make a quick and clean change,” he added.

Comments 7
Thumb thepatriot 25 October 2019, 09:43

Another military.
Another son in law of Aoun.
Keep walking, your opinion is meaningless!

Thumb ansarullah 25 October 2019, 10:56

Roukuz for president!

Missing un520 25 October 2019, 11:58

I agree. I would prefer him to Bassil any day of the week.

Missing cedars 25 October 2019, 13:43

If the son in law is saying new names..then it means no more Aoun, harriri, makati, jumblat and etc..the new names will be threatened by the parties and militia. Our system won't work if hizbollah and others are not disarmed immediately. The only hope to this country is military small government for few years to bring the order back, remove wasta,jail those threaten the clean new politician.

Thumb Knight 25 October 2019, 13:53

the military are the most corrupt.

Thumb Geralt 25 October 2019, 13:54

What is important I guess is that the schism in Aoun's mafia has started to take a public stance when those opposed to Bassil are hinting for his isolation from the big picture.

Thumb lebanon_first 25 October 2019, 16:23

I dont know if anyone shares my opinion, but I feel this guy is real stupid.