Lebanon cabinet formation facing more obstacles

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Yesterday OTV reported that an agreement on the interior minister has been reached . Subsequent reports named retired Internal Security Forces Maj. Gen. Marwan Charbel as the minster of Interior .

OTV reported today that the agreement was renounced . No explanation was given.

Other obstacles facing the government formation:

Sunni representation:

Hezbollah is reportedly insisting on including in the cabinet Faisal Karami , son of former PM Omar Karami as the representative of the Sunnis.

Names of ministers:

LBC reported that PM-designate Nagib Mikati wants the political parties to suggest three names for each portfolio as he considers that he has the right to have the final say on the cabinet line-up. This idea was rejected by FPM leader MP Michel Aoun.

Energy and Telecon ministries

LBC also reported that Mikati would like to retrieve either the energy portfolio or the telecom portfolio from Aoun’s Change and Reform bloc but this idea is also being rejected by Aoun

Al Manar reported that another meeting is being planned at Mikati’s residence in Verdun. The meeting will again be attended by Gebran Bassil who represents Aoun, Ali Hassan Khalil who represented Speaker Nabih Berri and Hussein Khalil who represented Hezbollah chief

Once again FPM is blaming the president and PM designate for the delay in cabinet formation. FPM MP Ziad Aswad told Sada al-Balad on Thursday: The real dispute in the government formation is caused by the president and premier who are violating the constitutional boundaries.

Another FPM criticized Mikati on Thursday. MP Ibrahim Kanaan told AFP that “the problem regarding cabinet formation is not related to ministerial issues ,” adding that it seems that Mikati does not have the “political will” to form a cabinet.

Based on the above disputes no one knows now when will the new cabinet see the light .

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14 responses to “Lebanon cabinet formation facing more obstacles”

  1. libnan1 Avatar
    libnan1

    Mikati, you have no right to approve any minster. You are just an employee to M8. Your masters put these to do what they wanted or no government.

    Frankly I don’t think we need a government in Lebanon, just public employees reporting to Aoun.

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    Anonymous

    Mikati, you have no right to approve any minster. You are just an employee to M8. Your masters put these to do what they wanted or no government.

    Frankly I don’t think we need a government in Lebanon, just public employees reporting to Aoun.

  3. Leborigine Avatar
    Leborigine

    Nothing is going to happen, no government and no state, at any time in the near future.
    What a bunch of immature imbesciles!

  4.  Avatar
    Anonymous

    Nothing is going to happen, no government and no state, at any time in the near future.
    What a bunch of immature imbesciles!

  5. ralphsrouji Avatar
    ralphsrouji

    Hahaha, what agreement??
    what a mascarade
    there won’t be any government with mikati, the guy is over

  6. ralphsrouji Avatar
    ralphsrouji

    Hahaha, what agreement??
    what a mascarade
    there won’t be any government with mikati, the guy is over

  7.  Avatar
    Anonymous

    Hahaha, what agreement??
    what a mascarade
    there won’t be any government with mikati, the guy is over

  8. antar2011 Avatar
    antar2011

    there was a talk of yet more reconciliation and so more negotiation on the round table…

    what do you think guys? 

  9. antar2011 Avatar
    antar2011

    there was a talk of yet more reconciliation and so more negotiation on the round table…

    what do you think guys? 

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    Anonymous

    there was a talk of yet more reconciliation and so more negotiation on the round table…

    what do you think guys? 

  11. ghzayel Avatar
    ghzayel

    ya mikati,
     
    “man hafara houfratan li akhihi wakaaa fiha”
     
    you followed the empty promises of hezballah, berri, aoun, jumblatt and cos. your hunger for power blinded your judgment, you sneaked behind hariri’s back trying to steal the sunni leadership after voting his government down and now after all the concessions you gave them they set you up and started showing you their teeth to intimidate you in order to follow their orders.
     
    whether you form a government or not, one thing is certain, your political career as a true influential lebanese leader has been dealt an irreparable damage.

  12.  Avatar
    Anonymous

       
      
     ya mikati,
     
    “man hafara houfratan li akhihi wakaaa fiha”
     
    you followed the empty promises of hezballah, berri, aoun, jumblatt and cos. your hunger for power blinded your judgment, you sneaked behind hariri’s back trying to steal the sunni leadership after voting his government down and now after all the concessions you gave them they set you up and started showing you their teeth to intimidate you in order to follow their orders.
     
    whether you form a government or not, one thing is certain, your political career as a true lebanese leader has been dealt an irreparable damage.   
      
     
                

  13. 5thDrawer Avatar
    5thDrawer

     Just wondering IF any of the  ‘ANNOINTED’  know anything about … electricity, roads, water, health-care, clean air, reliable internet, job-creation, citizen’s (women’s) rights, or fair policing. You know .. all the things that are missing? The things governments are SUPPOSED to provide for the people … with the money they tax from them? Well .. maybe this IS job creation in a sense … hmmm … hard to figure why it takes years to do it, however.

  14.  Avatar
    Anonymous

     Just wondering IF any of the  ‘ANNOINTED’  know anything about … electricity, roads, water, health-care, clean air, reliable internet, job-creation, citizen’s (women’s) rights, or fair policing. You know .. all the things that are missing? The things governments are SUPPOSED to provide for the people … with the money they tax from them? Well .. maybe this IS job creation in a sense … hmmm … hard to figure why it takes years to do it, however.

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