| 8 December 2021, Wednesday |

“Sawt Beirut International” news bulletin for Friday, November 19, 2021

In today’s news bulletin:

– Has a new settlement paved the way to government’s reconvening?
– can the citizen afford buying diesel for heating?
– will the expatriate’s votes decide the election’s results?

“I informed the President of the Republic that I will soon call for a cabinet session and things will return to the way they were.” This is what Prime Minister Najib Mikati announced from the headquarters of the General Labor Union, after a quick visit he paid to Baabda Palace. Does Mikati’s statement mean that the settlement that was much talked about, has recently matured, and it is now time to fulfill it? Data revealed that all the political parties participating in the government have become disturbed by the government’s disruption, and they are no longer accepting what is happening, especially since they want to gain the benifits of appointments and formations of all kinds, before the elections are held. Even the Shiite couple are begining to be embarrassed by their streets and their environment, so the decision was to reach a settlement and it was based on two things, but rather on solving two cases: the case of Minister Georges Qordahi and the case of the judicial investigator Tariq Bitar. Regarding the first case, it was agreed that the Council of Ministers would be convened, to place Qordahi in front of two options: either resign or be dismissed. As for Bitar case, it was agreed to form a parliamentary investigation committee so that the cabinet would send a letter to the House of Representatives that constitutes a smooth request to form a parliamentary investigation committee, for investigating the port bombing. In this case, Bitar will stop interrogating the deputies and the prime ministers. Is this solution possible? In theory, everything is possible in Lebanon. As for practically speaking, this means that the investigation into the bombing of the port will stop, as, who will investigate who? Is it reasonable, for example, that a representative from the Amal movement will interrogate Ali Hassan Khalil or Ghazi Zuaiter, and that a representative from the future will interrogate Nuhad al-Machnouk? In this case, won’t the investigation’s result be known in advance and predetermined? In the end, if this settlement prevails, then to truth we say, “rest in peace,” and to the Lebanese, you can only dream of Justice.