Miqati Says Won't Form Govt. Similar to Previous Ones


Prime Minister-designate Najib Miqati has stressed that he will not form a government that resembles the previous governments.

“I know that the mission is very difficult and that my designation has become the only hope, and I have made this step in order to form a government and not something else, but I will not form a government that is similar to the previous ones,” Miqati told al-Joumhouria newspaper in remarks published Wednesday.

He added that the formation of such a government would lead to “disputes and conflicts inside cabinet over the draft laws and decisions that will be taken by the government.”

“I’m not asking for extraordinary jurisdiction, but at least I should be able to practice my powers as a prime minister for the sake of facilitating action,” Miqati went on to say.

Denying that he has canceled an appointment at the presidential palace, the PM-designate clarified that “there was no appointment in the first place because the contacts that we made did not produce a meeting.”

“This issue was clear in my remarks after the last meeting,” he added.

Sources close to President Michel Aoun meanwhile said that there is a possibility for the formation of the new government in “the next two weeks,” adding that the President “is exerting utmost effort so that it be formed during this timeframe.”

“There is a solution that is being finalized to resolve the dispute over the interior portfolio,” the sources added, noting that the issue of the justice portfolio “has nearly been settled.”

Comments 4
Thumb _citizen_ 11 August 2021, 12:57

Excellent comment as usual....it shows your thorough understanding of the complex issues at hand. Well done and keep contributing....!

Thumb ex-fpm 11 August 2021, 13:07

Miqati Says Won't Form Govt. Similar to Previous Ones

and we are to believe that? He is forming a government exactly like the old norms: each party is naming its ministers in the cabinet. This man is from the same establishment that is directly responsible for the total destruction of our country.

Default-user-icon Warrior (Guest) 11 August 2021, 13:35

Ex-fpm, I agree with what you have stated here.

Thumb i.report 11 August 2021, 16:49

He promises the moon… who’s gullible enough in 2021?