Tashnag says Boujikian's move 'shall not pass' without consequences
Tashnag Secretary-General Hagop Pakradounian slammed Tuesday caretaker Industry Minister George Boujikian for defying the Tashnag Party.
Boujikian had attended Monday a caretaker cabinet session, despite a declared Free Patriotic Movement boycott and a decision by the Tashnag party not to attend.
By attending, Boujikian secured quorum for the session.
"This shall not pass without consequences," Pakradounian said.
He told al-Jadeed TV that "for personal reasons, Boujikian did not abide by the party's decision," adding that hospitals had asked him to attend as he owns a medical equipment company.
Caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati had called for an emergency session, arguing that the caretaker cabinet needs to approve urgent matters, including a decree related to medical services offered to cancer and dialysis patients.
The FPM considers that cabinet should not convene amid the ongoing presidential vacuum, labeling such a move as an attack on the president’s powers.