Réagissant aux informations faisant état d’un compromis accordant, une nouvelle fois, le portefeuille des finances au mouvement Amal et au Hezbollah, le député des Forces Libanaises, Fadi Saad, estime ainsi que le CPL pourrait tout autant conserver le ministère de l’Energie.
Le parlementaire s’exprimait au cours d’une émission télévisée et entendait ainsi dénoncer la structure même du prochain cabinet que souhaite former le premier ministre désigné Saad Hariri qui serait similaire à celui déjà mis en place par le passé.
Fadi Saad appelle, par conséquent, la constitution d’un gouvernement formé de figures indépendantes des partis politiques, estimant par ailleurs que Saad Hariri ferait l’objet d’un chantage pour l’attribution des différents ministère et mené par les partis l’ayant nommé.
A country without a government as the economic crisis hits it hard
Lebanon has been without government since the resignation, on August 10, of outgoing Prime Minister Hassan Diab.
The formation of a new government is considered as one of the preconditions for the relaunch of negotiations with the International Monetary Fund in order to obtain the release of financial aid from the international community in the face of the economic crisis that Lebanon is going through.
Following Mustafa Adib’s failure to form a cabinet, former Prime Minister Saad Hariri, who resigned following major protests in October 2019, was tasked with forming a new government in October 2020.
In an attempt to unblock the situation, the former prime minister promised the Amal movement to allocate the portfolio of the finance ministry to a member of the Shiite community. He also reiterated that Lebanon could do without a state of default, thus denying the gravity of the economic crisis however experienced by the population, with 55% of it now living below the poverty line while the economic recession has reached 29% according to some reports for the year 2020.
However, Saad Hariri’s proposals for an 18-member cabinet clash with the Presidency of the Republic, who points out that if the Shiite and Sunni communities choose their representatives, the Christian representatives in the new cabinet would also be chosen by the former. designated minister. General Aoun de facto considers that the current proposals of the Prime Minister contravene both the Lebanese constitution and the national pact.
The latter, for his part, accuses the head of state of wanting to obtain a blocking third party within his new cabinet.