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Gemayel After Meeting UN Official: Lebanon's Govt is Shaped By Nasrallah

Gemayel After Meeting UN Official: Lebanon's Govt is Shaped By Nasrallah

Tuesday, 27 October, 2020 - 07:45
Gemayel met Kubis on Monday (NNA)

Head of the Lebanese Kataeb party, resigned MP Sami Gemayel said the ruling political class has returned to form a government based on quotas according to Hezbollah's orders.

Gemayel stressed that Hezbollah is now deciding the govt's form and who will be included in it.

His remarks came after a meeting with the United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Jan Kubis, at Bekfaya office.

The resigned deputy regretted that no one has learned from the past, saying that "Lebanon needs a different experience instead of past ones that would lead to a dead end again."

"We are back to the system of quotas and making the same mistakes by forming a government similar to its predecessors," Gemayel noted.

He also regretted that no one has realized the seriousness of the current stage, stressing the importance of forming a government free of the political parties, to be able to restore the confidence of the people and the international community.

Last week, Saad Hariri was nominated PM-designate and promised to form a government of non-partisan specialists.

Hariri promised a cabinet of specialists to enact reforms set out in a French plan to unlock foreign aid.

Political rifts, which plagued his last term, have delayed a deal on a new government for weeks.

On Sunday, Lebanon’s Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rai urged Hariri to avoid back-door deals and to quickly form a new government that will start lifting the country out of financial crisis.

“Should the atmosphere remain unchanged, and should no unexpected development happen, the government will be formed as quickly as possible,” a source told Asharq al-Awsat late last week.

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