| 31 January 2023, Tuesday |

“Some changers prefer that Mikati stays,” says Marleen Wehbe

It is no longer a secret that the strife in Lebanon has sealed off solutions. It is no longer a secret that the new parliament has ambiguous majorities, and there is ambiguity in the form of alliances.
Consequently, the new council’s image indicates a dead end before naming a new prime minister. There is no guaranteed name given.
It also seems that the name does not agree with the unknown majority.

Therefore, it is no longer a secret that the current government remains in business, and therefore it will be difficult to bring a new president to Lebanon.

In the face of these complexities combined, attention is directed to the convening of a rescue conference for Lebanon in a peaceful, if not neutral, country, to which stakeholders and opponents of all shades and parties rush to, in preparation for a major settlement. Noting that this expected conference was recently revealed by a number of politicians inside, as well as some diplomats alluded to, who stressed the holding of an external conference for Lebanon in private sessions.

Perhaps the upcoming French presidential visitor to Lebanon this month will reveal to us more about him, if the information about Macron’s arrival to Lebanon is believed soon, at a time when a French diplomatic source pointed out that the visit is not confirmed until now.

For more information on this file, journalist Marleen Wehbe joined us.


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