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Sawt Beirut International’s News Bulletin for Sunday, March 7, 2021

A brief of tonight’s News Bulletin:

  • A desperate struggle between a non-forming government and a street that is slipping away. When do the sovereign forces intend to move?
  • What are the reasons for the caretaker president, Diab, signaling isolation, and what is the message?
  • Is there a way out of the situation if the Ministry of Justice and the Council of Notaries Public continue to fight?

Pope Francis resumes his historic visit to Iraq. The lengthy process of forming a government in Lebanon continues. The visit sends a message of peace, love, and human brotherhood to Iraqis. The unsuccessful government tour in Lebanon demonstrates the country’s brotherly conflict. The spiritual tour to Iraq will come to a conclusion tomorrow. The political path in Lebanon is a quest. The list of things to say about the government is still extensive.

The resigned Prime Minister, Hassan Diab, has threatened to stop doing business, according to the newest alarming signs. Is the country in desperate need of another crisis? Is the resigned prime minister aware that the caretaker is the official’s responsibility, and that the genuine official does not resign twice?

Parallel to this, speculation of a twentieth government being formed is fading since the primary knot represented by the President of the Republic and the Free Patriotic Movement getting the blocking third or guarantor is the same, whether the government has eighteen or twenty ministers. This constrains Major General Abbas Ibrahim, the Director General of Public Security: Will Ibrahim’s mediation ever end, or will it be reactivated in the coming week? Meanwhile, the value of the US dollar continues to skyrocket.

As a result, the battle between a government that refuses to form and a street that is gradually eroding is intense, and the country is engulfed in turmoil. Isn’t this the plan of the political forces? Isn’t the fundamental objective to attack institutions and destroy the state’s structure, resulting in the imposition of a new formula and a state with different power balances? When will the sovereign powers do action to avert a catastrophe like this?

  • Sawt Beirut International