| 6 October 2022, Thursday |

Who holds the key to governance: The Council of Ministers or the Shiite duo?

Suddenly, the Shiite duo agreed to return to the Council of Ministers and not for one single session.

In a forest like Lebanon, the one who owns weapons is the one who writes the constitution and who interprets it daily at his whim. What has changed and what prompted the smugglers of diesel and dollars for this suspicious change?

Days will reveal the price and what was bought and sold!

The return is conditional on attending the budget sessions and the recovery plan and all related urgent living issues only. “Amal” and “Hezbollah” announced the return to meetings, in order to approve the state’s general budget and discuss the economic recovery plan with a specific project schedule that is contrary to the constitution. Logically, the prime minister is the one who sets the agenda for the government’s sessions, but concerning Lebanon, this is a normal thing.

The move by “Amal” and “Hezbollah” was welcomed by Prime Minister Najib Mikati, while “the comeback” left several unanswered questions, the most prominent of which was “blaming”. The response came with complete denial, considering that no one dictates to the president any formula regarding the agenda, as it is under his constitutional powers.

MP Ali Darwish justified the prime minister’s position to “Sawt Beirut International” considering that “Mikati feels the pain of the Lebanese, and the priority should be to stop the collapse by providing possible solutions to alleviate the people’s pain in light of the economic and financial crisis situation”.

Aoun’s biggest concern, at this stage, is to reduce the level of tension, and the session will inevitably be managed by him, according to Darwish. As for the issue of appointments, the response was that government appointments have their own time, so why anticipating?

The priority today is political stability, as if the crisis situation has the ability to wait, but of course, political stability is first and political rivalry is more correct at the present time, and the Lebanese have to wait.

Prime Minister welcomes the statement issued by the Amal Movement and Hezbollah regarding the return to participation in the sessions of the Council of Ministers, while the Lebanese citizen in light of the crisis welcomes whatever comes and goes from their lives. Will the awaited sessions see the light?

  • Sawt Beirut International