Mikati putting final touches on cabinet that excludes March 14

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Lebanon Prime Minister-designate Najib Mikati is reportedly putting the final touches on the cabinet which is expected to exclude the March 14 alliance according to local reports

The cabinet will reportedly include representatives of the Hezbollah-led alliance , centrists and technocrats and the size is expected to be between 24 to 30 ministers.

The “centrists” are expected be appointed by Mikati and President Michel Suleiman, subject to the approval of Hezbollah.

Speaker Nabih Berri , a key ally of Hezbollah told Voice of Lebanon that Mikati’s cabinet will see light this week and hinted that March 14 will not be participating

“The cabinet will witness the bright and blessed life this week,” he said and added

“Unfortunately, it seems that some parties don’t want to participate in the national salvation cabinet. This has been announced by Phalange party leader Amin Gemayel.”

Berri’s comment comes after former Lebanese president and current Phalange party leader Amin Gemayel criticized the Hezbollah led March 8 alliance during a press conference on Monday accusing them of changing their own rules.

Gemayel was delegated by March 14 alliance the role of negotiating with Mikati its conditions for participation in the cabinet.’

“We do not understand … consensus was not accepted, and they did not accept that the democratic game be governed according to the exact course that they specified during the terms of the past two governments.

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, who was backed by Hezbollah and its March 8 allies including MPs Walid Jumblatt and Mohammad Safadi, was appointed 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.

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9 responses to “Mikati putting final touches on cabinet that excludes March 14”

  1. nabilabuzaid Avatar
    nabilabuzaid

    Berri is a snake and low life. He had done nothing in his life but serve his own interest. there is no resemblance between him and Imam Mousa AL Sadr. He should change his Amal movement name to Despair because that’s where he always took us.
    He’s nothing but a Syrian pimp who will sell his country at any cost. Rot in hell Berri and M8 will loose in the end. You’re doing all M8 Cabinet so you think you can exclude the STL. well do what you want no matter what happens the verdict is out and your Syrians masters and HA will be accused at the least..You’re taking Lebanon into the unknown and Mikati will not survive for long. He will be shunned in the Sunnis Community and God help him to step in Tripoli should he seem pro M8.

    1. Mosetsfire Avatar
      Mosetsfire

      We knew Berri was a snake before March 14th rushed to make sure he stayed Speaker of Parliament. This is expected out of everyone but Mikati, and his treachery will not be forgotten. We won’t need an STL for Mikati, InshAllah they hang him publicly from a tree for all to see what happens to traitors.

      1. nabilabuzaid Avatar
        nabilabuzaid

        March 8th has been like a child since the STL been rumored to indict some HA members. They kick, scream and intimidate and make lots of noise to get what they want. In the end those who thinks they’re close to Allah will be thrown into the fires of hell from higher powers. Let them gloat and even if they think they will not be touched they’re wrong. Allah is Great and will not forget those devils. They’re so arrogant where they feel they can even intimidate Allah. Lol

  2. nabilabuzaid Avatar
    nabilabuzaid

    Berri is a snake and low life. He had done nothing in his life but serve his own interest. there is no resemblance between him and Imam Mousa AL Sadr. He should change his Amal movement name to Despair because that’s where he always took us.
    He’s nothing but a Syrian pimp who will sell his country at any cost. Rot in hell Berri and M8 will loose in the end. You’re doing all M8 Cabinet so you think you can exclude the STL. well do what you want no matter what happens the verdict is out and your Syrians masters and HA will be accused at the least..You’re taking Lebanon into the unknown and Mikati will not survive for long. He will be shunned in the Sunnis Community and God help him to step in Tripoli should he seem pro M8.

    1. Mosetsfire Avatar
      Mosetsfire

      We knew Berri was a snake before March 14th rushed to make sure he stayed Speaker of Parliament. This is expected out of everyone but Mikati, and his treachery will not be forgotten. We won’t need an STL for Mikati, InshAllah they hang him publicly from a tree for all to see what happens to traitors.

      1. nabilabuzaid Avatar
        nabilabuzaid

        March 8th has been like a child since the STL been rumored to indict some HA members. They kick, scream and intimidate and make lots of noise to get what they want. In the end those who thinks they’re close to Allah will be thrown into the fires of hell from higher powers. Let them gloat and even if they think they will not be touched they’re wrong. Allah is Great and will not forget those devils. They’re so arrogant where they feel they can even intimidate Allah. Lol

  3.  Avatar

    Berri is a snake and low life. He had done nothing in his life but serve his own interest. there is no resemblance between him and Imam Mousa AL Sadr. He should change his Amal movement name to Despair because that’s where he always took us.
    He’s nothing but a Syrian pimp who will sell his country at any cost. Rot in hell Berri and M8 will loose in the end. You’re doing all M8 Cabinet so you think you can exclude the STL. well do what you want no matter what happens the verdict is out and your Syrians masters and HA will be accused at the least..You’re taking Lebanon into the unknown and Mikati will not survive for long. He will be shunned in the Sunnis Community and God help him to step in Tripoli should he seem pro M8.

    1. We knew Berri was a snake before March 14th rushed to make sure he stayed Speaker of Parliament. This is expected out of everyone but Mikati, and his treachery will not be forgotten. We won’t need an STL for Mikati, InshAllah they hang him publicly from a tree for all to see what happens to traitors.

      1.  Avatar

        March 8th has been like a child since the STL been rumored to indict some HA members. They kick, scream and intimidate and make lots of noise to get what they want. In the end those who thinks they’re close to Allah will be thrown into the fires of hell from higher powers. Let them gloat and even if they think they will not be touched they’re wrong. Allah is Great and will not forget those devils. They’re so arrogant where they feel they can even intimidate Allah. Lol

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