| 31 July 2021, Saturday |

Free Patriotic Movement: We call on the PM-designate to respond to the efforts made to form a government

The Free Patriotic Movement’s political body issued a statement today following its periodic electronic meeting headed by MP Gebran Bassil, in which it called on Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri to “respond to the efforts made and take the initiative, upon his return to Lebanon, to form a government capable of putting an end to the dangerously deteriorating situation, both financially and economically.”

The political body considered that the positions of both the FPM Chief and Hezbollah Secretary-General, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, “are enough to confirm their willingness to take every positive move that facilitates the birth of the government,” appreciating Nasrallah’s response to the call made by Bassil who has shown all readiness to support the long-awaited government and its reform work despite the fact that FPM will not partake in the upcoming cabinet.

The political body also hailed the efforts undertaken by the President of the Republic to secure possible solutions to the electricity, medicine and fuel crises, calling on the Parliament Council to “keep pace with the work of the President of the Republic and the head of the caretaker government by expediting the adoption of laws that provide citizens with the financing card in exchange for rationalizing support, and securing the legislative cover for exceptional and inevitable spending in order to ensure the livelihood necessities for the Lebanese.”