| 20 April 2024, Saturday |

Wafiq Safa did his job…Bassil acquiesces to Hezbollah

After Hezbollah worked on restraining its ally, President Michel Aoun, and demanded that he release the government file without high ceilings, a new government is close to being formed, and in the latest estimate it will be formed next week.

The forming file is awaiting the return of Prime Minister-designate Najib Mikati from London to discuss the latest details of the government.

In the details, parliamentary sources close to the Shiite duo revealed that the Hezbollah liaison officer, Wafiq Safa, had recently worked to persuade Aoun to move into a new government, and demanded that he stop the hand of the head of the Free Patriotic Movement, Representative Gibran Bassil, from the authorship file.

The sources indicated to “Sawt Beirut International” website, that the party wanted to deliver a clear message to the covenant’s duo, Aoun and Bassil, that it is not permissible to disrupt the formation, especially since no one knows when a new president will be appointed in light of the ongoing political division.

The sources added that “Basil tried with Safa a lot on the process of bartering authorship and the presidential file, and Safa responded clearly that the authorship file is separate from the presidential file, and that he is not authorized to talk about the presidential elections, and that this file is left for discussion within the party.”

The sources pointed out that Hezbollah deals with Bassil as an ally, not as a son-in-law of a president whose term will expire after a month, and that Aoun in Rabieh is not the same as Aoun in the Republican Palace, and Bassil’s situation is no longer in the best condition with regard to the presidential elections, and there are living and economic priorities that Hezbollah is dealing with within its environment. It is preferable to form a government and leave the issue of the presidency of the republic until the maturity of some distortion, or to agree with the political parties on the name of a new president from outside the lineups.

  • Sawt Beirut International