| 30 November 2022, Wednesday |

Bassil insists on handing Energy to Aurour Feghali

The head of the Free Patriotic Movement, and at every governmental entitlement, gasps after improving his conditions, putting obstacles in the way of any president assigned to form a government, and the last of the obstacles is not naming him the caretaker prime minister, Najib Mikati, whom Bassil considers not to have given him what he wanted in terms of appointments, in addition to making a lot of the electricity plan that he submitted. Minister of Energy in the caretaker government, Walid Fayyad.

Those close to Bassil assert that no turning back regarding naming Mikati and this delayed the parliamentary consultation process to make way for Hezbollah, to make the necessary contacts to convince Bassil, but according to those close to him, the contacts clashed with Bassil’s adherence to his stance rejecting Mikati.
The party sources, for their part, confirm that it is not permissible that every entiltement, to be disrupted for the sake of a basket of portfolios that Bassil wants. “It is not wothy” as the government’s life ends with the end of President Michel Aoun’ term.

In turn, sources familiar with the consultations to nominate a prime minister for the next government revealed via “Sawt Beirut International” website, that Bassil is heading to nominate Aurour Feghali as Minister of Energy, which Mikati and the Shiite duo categorically rejected, as there is a tendency to refuse the Free Patriotic Movement controling the Ministry of Energy, especially after the huge failures, and that the time has come to save this sector.

The sources added that Bassil wants to keep the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the custody of the movement, and there is no problem with that, but Basil sets a series of preconditions for any president charged with implementing his demands, as he considers that it is true that the government will not live long, but this government is heading to run the country beyond President Aoun’s term is over, and Bassil wants a basket of appointments and demands, that will allow him to control the stage of managing the presidential vacuum.

  • Sawt Beirut International