| 23 February 2024, Friday |

Bassil calls on Nasrallah to be the judge of governmental formation

The invitation of the head of the “Free Patriotic Movement”, Gebran Bassil, was devoted to the Secretary-General of Hezbollah, Hassan Nasrallah, to be the arbiter in the matter of forming a government. And saying he is satisfied with what Nasrallah is satisfied with, is a reflect of trust issues between the Covenant and its political team on the one hand and President Nabih Berri on the other hand, after it was lost permanently with the designated prime minister.

Hezbollah will not comment on Basil’s words, according to its sources, at least publicly. But it is surprising the sources did not consider that Basil’s words would complicate matters, Does this mean that Nasrallah may take Basil’s invitation literally and suggest to him a solution that he himself said he would accept?

According to the sources, Hezbollah will work to rotate the corners through private communications and away from the media. It wants to maintain the relationship with President Nabih Berri. His sources confirmed that betting on a problem within the Shiite duo is wrong. And Hezbollah also wants to maintain the relationship with Prime Minister Saad Hariri, and at the same time with the head of the Free Patriotic Movement, Gebran Bassil. According to its sources, it wants to find solutions, but it is not yet clear how he will do that. Sources close to Hezbollah say that it is not in the best condition, and it is afraid of collapse and will try to prevent the explosion.

Meanwhile, Caretaker Prime Minister Hassan Diab renewed his refusal to take care of the business, criticizing the calls to float and activate the resigned government, describing these calls as contrary to the constitution. In the statement issued by his media office, Diab also defended his government by explaining the achievements it made in the first 6 months, bearing well-known and hidden politicians, economists and financers, as he said, disrupting the rescue plan set by his government, without naming these unemployed.

  • Sawt Beirut International