| 24 April 2024, Wednesday |

Is naming Mikati a charter without the voices of the Druze and the two Christian blocs?

The charter of the prime minister-designate was not lost, despite the abstention of the Lebanese Forces, the Free Patriotic Movement and the Progressive Socialist Party from voting for the caretaker prime minister, Najib Mikati. The constitution did not address the charter of the prime minister.

Prime Minister-designate Najib Mikati, in his first television appearance after his assignment, pointed out that the sectarian fabric was not balanced on the day of the binding parliamentary consultations, stressing that he will not accept unless the future government is pact and preserves the just sectarian and regional representation in the distribution of ministerial portfolios.

In addition, SBI sources indicated that the fact that the Lebanese Forces and the Free Patriotic Movement, as two Christian and weighty blocs in Parliament, did not vote, is a dangerous indicator of Lebanon’s future and its crucial entitlements. She asks: What is their position if the Sunni representatives boycott the election of the President of the Republic?

The sources concluded by surprising the position of the two Christian blocs and their behavior towards the third position in the state hierarchy on the one hand, and the lack of respect for the head of the executive authority, which according to the constitution is one of the most important positions in the republic.

So, Mikati is assigned with 54 votes, without the need for a charter umbrella. But the lesson remains in the implementation and formation.


  • Sawt Beirut International