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Najib Mikati, the designated prime minister, handed over to Michel Michel a government formation of 24 “old and new” ministers he considered appropriate, according to a brief statement he made after visiting the Republican Palace yesterday morning, informing him of the atmosphere of his non-binding parliamentary consultations in this regard.
Mikati added, “You know, and I know time is important, and I asked the president to study it and come back to me.”
President Najib Mikati said the decision to host the group was taken at night and in my handwriting, after everyone refused to participate and the options became limited.
He added, in a statement to Al-Jadeed, that “what I have presented to President Aoun is a ministerial change” and what the whole is “and there was no contact with the head of the Free Patriotic Movement except during consultations and in general matters. “
A well-informed source told Al-Anbaa that the government’s composition consists of 24 ministers, who have complete portfolios and names, meaning the same sectarian and sectarian distribution adopted in the current government with the same names.
The source explained that the change included a number of names, especially Economy Minister Amin Salam, Interior Minister Bassam al-Mawlawi, Energy Minister Walid Fayyad, displaced Minister Issam Sharaf al-Din and Information Minister Ziad al-Makari.
Mikati put forward a name for the Ministry of Energy and Water of specialists not close to the Free Patriotic Movement, and a name for the Ministry of Economy and Trade of Beiruti figures close to civil society.
While Mikati retained Minister Abbas Al-Halabi in the Ministry of Education, the second Druze name he proposed was Ms. Enas Jarmakani. Mikati also kept the name of the finance minister vacant, pending agreement on the name with parliament speaker Nabih Berri.
Informed sources expected Mikati’s composition to be rejected by the President of the Republic, knowing that some cadres in the Free Patriotic Movement had launched an attack on the designated president and his formation through social media.
The sources confirmed the follow-up to what “al-Anbaa” recently indicated, namely that President Aoun, who informed Mikati that he would study the formation, and then informed him of his opinion on it, should reach Mikati’s response next Monday or Tuesday, negative or positive, in the hope that government orders will be issued before Eid al-Adha.
Al-Anbaa has learned that the designated Prime Minister Najib Mikati made a series of contacts with the political forces before visiting Baabda, especially the head of the Progressive Socialist Party, Walid Jumblatt, to coordinate regarding the nomination of the two Druze ministers, as the charter is limited to Jumblatt. ” The one who previously announced not to participate in the government, but the confidence, according to the socialist, is linked to the government’s ministerial statement and its political and economic program, knowing that the two Druze ministers will be in style of the current minister Abbas Al-Halabi, who is expected to continue and eventually turn in the socialist orbit.
The head of the Strong Lebanon bloc, Gibran Bassil, opened fire on the designated president just because he left his meeting with members of his bloc, either in terms of the charter of command, or in terms of shooting at Mikati’s flags, which showed that the relationship between the two men is not good, even if there are those who believe that there It is about the division of roles between the different players on the abandoned Lebanese stage The distance at government level is equalized by a approach at the level of the demarcation of the sea borders with Israel, according to the American maps drawn on the basis: What belongs to Israel for Israel, and what belongs to Lebanon, to Lebanon and Israel!
And if the head of the Free Movement, Gibran Bassil, did not decide on the issue of government in form or participation, then OTV, the mouthpiece of the Free Movement, presented three government possibilities that are circulated behind the scenes, two of which closer to reality, where the first possibility is noted: to keep On the caretaker government until the end of the presidential term, if a new president is elected, we return to the cycle of mandate and authorship consultations.
But if elections are not held and a vacuum arises, then the management of government affairs turns into a presidential business behavior on the part of the Council of Ministers as a whole, that is, every minister can block any decision.
The second possibility: the reform of the Mikati government with a change of some names, knowing that the flotation is outside the scope of the constitution, and note that the second possibility is still favored by more than one party, to the forefront is Hezbollah, which has apparently been adopted by President Mikati. As for the third, it is vague.
It appears that Representative Gibran Bassil will lie to Mikati at the entrance to Baabda Palace, especially as the proposed amendment will deal mainly with current ministers, from Foreign Minister Abdullah Bouhabib to Energy Minister Walid Fayyad , the Minister of Economy, Amin Salam and perhaps others. Most likely, until the constitution frees him from the written fate at the end of next October.
At this time, the bill for telephone and internet communications in Lebanon, from tomorrow, Friday, will increase almost fivefold, to join the cut water bills, scarce electricity, medicine and bread, to the point that the Lebanese people suffocate and they explode. anger, to the extent that they placed first on the list of most peoples Anger, followed by Turkey, then Armenia, Iraq fourth and Afghanistan fifth, according to the Gallup report on global emotions covering the second half of 2021 and the beginning of 2022.
The biggest bill remains in the area of illegal immigration, as 60 Lebanese survived drowning in the Greek sea after the Greek coastguard rescued them and transported them to the Greek mainland, where some of them thought they were on Italian soil.
It turned out that most of them were from the village of Benin in Akkar, including 15 Lebanese army soldiers with their families, and they left the coast of Akkar last Thursday night.