| 29 November 2022, Tuesday |

Parliamentary consultations postponed

There is nothing new about setting a date for binding parliamentary consultations to nominate a prime minister.
This matter is in the hands of President Michel Aoun, who has always assured international delegates and diplomatic missions that the constitutional process will be completed after the parliamentary elections. However, the truth and reality suppose the opposite. Until now, the president is still procrastinating in calling for these consultations. The reasons and arguments varies, the latest of which is the preoccupation with the visit of the American mediator, Amos Hochstein, to demarcate the maritime borders. So, What are the political reasons and motives that really push for postponing the consultations appointment?!

So far, Caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati is the most fortunate, but the president’s son-in-law is striving to block the path to re-assigning Mikati. But the most important question today is, what is really required from the expected and awaited government, to extricate the country from what it is suffering, pending the launch of the “new era”?!

All indications so far confirm and suggest “wasting time.” No wonder this is the case, as “it’s ok” as long as the interests and gains of some, are secured, even if it is at the expense of the country and the citizen…

  • Sawt Beirut International