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Sawt Beirut International – News Bulletin – April 21, 2021

In today’s news bulletin:

  • Aoun did not sign the Maritime Borders Amendment decree, so will he give up the Lebanese gas for his spoiled son-in-law?
  • The fuel bid failed, the service provider companies were deprived of the dollar and electricity shifting from one crisis to another.
  • Donors restore damaged mosques in the heart of Beirut during Ramadan.

Six months ago, Saad Hariri was qualified to form a government, and for six months, the government situation is still the same. The designated Prime Minister visits to Baabda Palace are intermittent seasonal, as if he would prefer not to meet the President of the Republic, it is rather as if he is forced to coordinate with him in order to form the government.

On the other hand, media leaks and public statements from the presidential palace contain harsh criticism to Prime Minister Hariri, as if it was intended to embarrass him. This confirms once again that there is no way to restore cooperation as it used to be between the two parties. How will this ridiculous farce, and even the funny and weepy play, end?

The only solution is for the two men to act in a responsible way, and to realize that the interest of the homeland is above their moods. So can the desired goal ever be achieved, or are the Lebanese condemned to live from now until the end of Michel Aoun’s era under a government that is not formed for many reasons, the most prominent of which is that the two men do not want to cooperate.

Judiciary, the decision taken by the Supreme Judicial Council to refer Judge Ghada Aoun to the inspection continues to react positively, especially as he drew up a theory and a roadmap to restore matters in the judicial body, but implementation is elsewhere since Judge Aoun did not respect the decision of the Supreme Judicial Council and forcibly broke into Mkattaf company, what constitutes a new violation of the laws and to the decision of the highest judicial authority. Judge Aoun relies on the support of the President of the Republic and of the “Free Patriotic Movement”. So for how long will the “FPM” continue to use the street to strike what remains of the prestige of the state and the credibility of its institutions?

Regardless, it is proven that what happened predicts uncomfortable developments, and the reliance of political forces on the street again may be an introduction to the worst developments and movements. So will Lebanon bear the resumption of the street in the light of political disparity, sectarian alignment, financial deterioration, and social collapse?

  • Sawt Beirut International