| 14 April 2024, Sunday |

Bassil afraid… No government before ensuring he will not be held accountable

Gebran Bassil, head of the Free Patriotic Movement, insists on draining the covenant until the last breath, and he is demanding a basket of gains in exchange for the release of forming a government, which seems very difficult given the type of demands he wants to impose on Prime Minister-designate Najib Mikati.

To this, a source close to the caretaker prime minister, reveals that Bassil is most afraid of opening files in the Ministry of Energy, after the end of President Michel Aoun’s term, and holding his Tayyar accountable for wasting billions of dollars on the electricity file, without any achievement or progress.

The source told “Sawt Beirut International” website, that Bassil fears revenge against him and his movement, and asked Mikati several times for a basket of high-level judicial and administrative appointments, to guarantee the arrival of people affiliated with his movement and close to him to ensure the obliteration of files and the blocking of any judicial attempt to reveal what the movement committed in The Ministry of Energy, and to handed over its responsible positions to ministers and directors affiliated with Bassil.

The source believes that Basil’s adherence to the Ministry of Energy is part of completing the immunization of his Tayyar from accountability, and his fear that it goes to an anti-party team, which is against the background of the of the deals’ violations that were concluded during his reign and the era of his successive ministers.

According to the source, Bassil wants to distance his movement from any future accountability, and he also wants to complete the course of the covenant, but through politics, achieving gains and obtaining positionsm that allow him to continue in the same approach, and because he is punished by an American, he does not want any imperfect instigation that might exacerbate his predicament.

  • Sawt Beirut International