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Sawt Beirut International News Bulletin- May 6, 2021

In today’s news bulletin:

– Le Drian is in a decisive and mysterious visit, will the French sanctions motivate the politicians to form a government?

– Corruption in Lebanon’s Electricity file will move the country to absolute darkness, as funding suspended by a judicial decision.

– Caesarean delivery for the electronic platform, and complete absence for the working mechanism and means of financing.

Macron has come, Macron is gone, Le Drian has come, Le Drian will go, and in both cases nothing has change or will change. The governmental crisis remains in place, and this is because the French have nothing to offer in light of the intransigence of the two main parties involved in forming the government, mainly Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri and the Head of the Free Patriotic Movement, Gebran Bassil.

It is noteworthy that the French president tried to join Hariri with Bassil in France, but the meeting did not take place because Hariri refused, considering that there is continuous communication with the President of the Republic, and therefore there is no need to meet with Bassil.

Hariri’s stance did not satisfy Macron, which explains the confusion surrounding Le Drian’s visit, and whether he will or will not visit Hariri. Information leaked from the French capital indicates that the sanctions will include Prime Minister Hariri’s team. France’s stances has reflected Hariri’s frustration and his intention to apologize from forming the government.

The outlook is neither rosy nor bright, and Le Drian was unable to achieve any political breach, even his meetings with the President of the Republic and the Parliament Speaker were very short not exceeding 25 minutes for each meeting. An urgent question arises in this context: Will Hariri apologize or not? “Sawt Beirut International” sources confirm that Hariri’s intention to apologize exists, but the timing has not come yet.

Judge Ghada Aoun continues her TV shows and her random and illegal attacks on institutions and companies. For how long will the Public Prosecutor in Mount Lebanon continue to bypass the law arguing that she is implementing the law? Does the judge’s proximity to the presidency allow her to direct fatal blows to justice and to remain above accountability?

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