| 2 October 2022, Sunday |

What awaits Lebanon after parliamentary committees’ struggle is over?

Congratulations to the Lebanese on four more years of corruption and warlord domination. In a tumultuous session, veteran opponents compete with hoarse voices, while MPs are ashamed, dreaming of change in a country where “there is no cure.”

Because of the remnants of a sectarian system, the Lebanese have no choice when it comes to the Speaker of Parliament, but the silence over the re-election of Nabih Berri, who embodies the oligarchy that brought the country down, paves the way for four more years of drought and collapse. What happens after the so-called “People’s Assembly” quorum? Waiting for Lebanon and the Lebanese rule?

In an interview with Sawt Beirut International, political analyst George Al Akouri stated, “The process of choosing President Nabih Berri as Speaker of Parliament, as it occurred today, is a “station” in a cumulative sequence of battle labor to transform the system that existed and still remains.” He has been on the throne since 1992 with just sixty-five votes.

“A combination of political blocs will absolutely not be aligned, as the Lebanese observed in the 8th vs March 14th,” Al-Akouri continued, adding, “From here, we are aware that Lebanon is approaching a moment when things will be more problematic in Parliament sessions.”

As for the binding parliamentary consultations to assign a PM to form a government, Al-Akouri found that “today’s experience is not conclusive and decisive. The Lebanese experienced an example regarding the election of the deputy speaker of the parliament. There was an attempt to record a position in the first round of deputies” , and the second round took the battle of characterization and an attempt to deliver an opposition candidate – Dr. Ghassan Skaf – in exchange for the Aounist candidate, Elias Bou Saab, which means that the confrontation took the course of two stages, the first of which was recording a position and the second was more serious about delivering a vice president that is independent’.

“It is not possible to resolve matters in the upcoming political scene, because it is not possible to predict the course of things in the coming stages,” Al-Akouri concluded, “but the scene is difficult with the presence of “obstinate” political groups who insist on continuing the subversive approach that led Lebanon and its people to collapse like the crisis that we are experiencing today.”

Today, Lebanon has resolved on a quadripartite coalition between the Shiite dual, Gebran Bassil, and the orphans of the Future Bloc, which is unavoidably bigger, between President Berri and the FPM’s victory and the legalization of illicit weapons.

Let’s live four more years of humiliation and thievery as breakdowns for Lebanon and the population.

  • Sawt Beirut International