Gemayel calls on Mikati to make up his mind over STL


During an interview with MTV , Phalange party MP Nadim Gemayel called on Prime Minister –designate Najib Mikati to have a “clear stance” regarding the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL).

“The Phalange Party will not take part in any cabinet , headed by Mikati, as long as the PM-designate does not make up his mind over the STL,” Gemayel said

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The Iranian- and Syria-backed Hezbollah brought down PM Saad Hariri’s government on January 12 over the Special Tribunal for Lebanon’s ( STL) indictment which is widely expected to implicate Hezbollah members in the assassination of former PM Rafik Hariri in 2005 .

Mikati, backed by Hezbollah and its March 8 allies including MP Walid Jumblatt , was appointed last Tuesday by president Michel Suleiman as PM-designate to form and head the next cabinet , giving Hezbollah and its allies increased leverage in the country and provoking widespread protests.

The March 14 alliance is demanding that Mikati, a political moderate with good ties to Syria, guarantee he will not disavow the tribunal.erned with the tribunal, ” the son of the slain former president Bashir Gemayel said