Mikati has 'vision' for new government's shape


PM-designate Najib Mikati has a vision for the shape of the new government and it will become clear very soon, informed sources said.

“Several formats are being discussed behind the scenes,” the sources told al-Joumhouria newspaper in remarks published Tuesday.

“Away from the protocol parliamentary consultations that Mikati started with the MPs yesterday, consultations and contacts were held over the past 24 hours, in relation to the formation process, and several political forces including the PM-designate were involved in them,” the sources added.

“The contacts revolved around speeding up the government’s formation without bogging down the PM-designate’s mission with conditions and ideas that would complicate his efforts and obstruct the formation process,” the sources went on to say, noting that the parties discussed “offering all possible facilitations to expedite the government’s formation.”

“There is no dispute over the government’s mission,” the sources pointed out.

Al-Joumhouria added that, accordingly, “the government’s draft line-up might become ready within a few days, after which the PM-designate would present it to the President so that the decrees of the new government can be issued.”

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Thumb gebran_sons 28 June 2022, 19:25

Government top 10 reshuffles if truly for Lebanon's interests:
1. Carlos Ghosn (Industry/Renewable Energy)
2. Nadim Koteich (Foreign)
3. Salem Machnouk (Interior)
4. Mohamad Jawad Khalifeh (Health)
5. Maxime Chaya (Sport)
6. Najat Saliba (Environment)
7. Nawaf Salam (Justice)
8. Neemat Frem (Economy)
9. Ziad Hawat (Defense)
10. Gebran Bassil (IN PRISON)

Thumb gebran_sons 28 June 2022, 19:26

Government Top Priorities if truly working for Lebanon's interests:
1. Neutrality (UN charter)
2. No arms outside army. 120 days to disarm all militias including HizbIran.
3. Demarcation of all land and maritime borders starting with Shebaa
4. Insuring no future oil/gas revenues go to rockets/tools of oppression as in Iran
5. Political reform and decentralization. Full transparency & accountability.
6. Digitize/on-line all government processes and permits.

Thumb ansarullah 29 June 2022, 03:48

God bless our Shia resistance for nominating Mr. Najib Mikati for prime minister; a man with 20/20 vision even when he is not wearing prescription glasses. The man has proved his loyalty to the resistance over many years of service during which he defended our Shia resistance at the expense of his impeccable business reputation.

Our Shia resistance will stand by this honorable man as he embarks on a vision of reforms to re-establish the foundations of a strong, just, and capable state.

Shia Shea Shia !!!

Thumb Marc 29 June 2022, 22:42

@ansarullah... except, one wrong move and you will clip him of the face of earth. R Harriri defended the "resistance" on the world stage and HA assassinated him in broad day light!