SAWT BEIRUT INTERNATIONAL

| 8 August 2022, Monday |

Aoun’s era is nothing but disruption with inoperatives switching roles

With the end of President Michel Suleiman’s term on May 25, 2014, the policy of obstruction began to take root in the dilapidated body of the Lebanese Republic, and the political vacuum became the norm due to conflicts between political forces.

The obstruction was aimed solely at obtaining authoritarian gains or consolidating the dominance of one component over other components, as is happening today with the Shiite duo led by Hezbollah.

Whoever complains today about obstruction, the President of the Republic, fought long battles that paralyzed the country for long periods, and opened the path with a presidential vacuum, which is the longest between March 2014 and October 2016, i.e. 29 months.

The government of Prime Minister Saad Hariri during the era of President Aoun has been disrupted more than once. On November 4, 2017, after the Riyadh crisis, the Council of Ministers activity was suspended for a period of 31 days.

The stage before the parliamentary elections in 2018 witnessed the preoccupation of the power parties with the appointment of nepotism and quotas. After the elections on May 6, 2018, the country experienced a long caretaker phase due to the dispute over the formation of the government and the distribution of sovereign and service ministries, and then the government was formed after arduous consultations that lasted 252 days.

The stage before the parliamentary elections in 2018 witnessed the preoccupation of the power parties with the appointment of nepotism and quotas. After the elections on May 6, 2018, the country experienced a long caretaker phase due to the dispute over the formation of the government and the distribution of sovereign and service ministries, and then the government was formed after arduous consultations that lasted 252 days.

But after the October 17 revolution, which toppled the Hariri government, Hassan Diab’s government came and worked for 8 months before it resigned due to the explosion of the port of Beirut.

The formation of the government was again disrupted by the demands of the Shiite duo, Hariri’s insistence on heading the government and the burning of Sunni names. Months passed without a government, and the reason for the delay was the same parties waiting for the bazaar for settlements and under-the-table deals.

No sooner had a new government taken off headed by Najib Mikati than the Shiite duo again plunged the country into a major crisis. The government failed, and the paralysis continues until after the beginning of 2022 and perhaps until the date of the elections.

Thus, 42% of the period of the strong covenant was disrupted, and the heroes of the disruption did not change and exchange roles.

It is strange that today they complain of obstruction while the search for a homeland is still underway.

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