Geagea urges 'sovereign' PM, blames 'change MPs' for parliament losses
Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea has called for naming a new premier who is “non-corrupt” and who has a “sovereign identity.”
In an interview with the privately-owned al-Markazia news agency, Geagea also said that the new premier “should pledge not to reserve any portfolio for any party or sect, most importantly the energy portfolio.”
Asked about the latest two parliamentary sessions and “the reasons why Hizbullah and the Free Patriotic Movement won the speaker and deputy speaker posts,” Geagea blamed “some of the independent and pro-change MPs who are rejecting coordination with any party based on the ‘all of them means all of them’ rule.”
As for the maritime border demarcation, Geagea considered what is happening as "chaotic," since Lebanon had previously sent an official document in which Lebanon's maritime border ended at Line 23.
"All Lebanese have turned into experts in geography and cartography," Geagea said sarcastically.
He added that the file must be addressed through official channels.
"The state will accordingly take a position that preserves Lebanon’s rights, based on in-depth studies and documents to be lodged with the United Nations," Geagea concluded.