Bou Saab says any govt. of specialists must be named by politicians
Deputy Speaker Elias Bou Saab said Monday that the new government “can consist of specialists,” but that “they should be named by politicians.”
“Political participation in the government has become a fait accompli, seeing as the notion that ‘the existent MPs do not represent the street’ fell after the parliamentary elections,” Bou Saab said after meeting PM-designate Najib Mikati as part of the non-binding consultations that the latter began Monday with the parliamentary blocs.
“I sensed that the PM-designate intends to cooperate with the President,” Bou Saab added.
“The new government must re-establish normal relations with the Arab countries, the GCC and the international community, and the Kuwaiti initiative must be revived,” he went on to say.
Bou Saab also said that he asked that the government be formed quickly and that he called for “continuing the discussion of the reformist files.”