Lebanon: Mikati puts the order in his pocket and remains as caretaker prime minister and the alliance ends

The President-elect set the first precedent to present a draft 24 hours after the end of parliamentary consultations, so as not to waste time, and considered it the best possible at this stage.

Beirut – “Al Quds Al Arabi”: The deliberate leak of the government formation put in his handwriting by the designated Prime Minister Najib Mikati, and the remarks made by President Michel Aoun on the formation of the government, confirm that the covenant does not change does not have his habit, and that his concern The first, before the end of the term, is how to ensure his representation and the representation of the Free Patriotic Movement in a balanced way and not to adopt discretionary criteria in that way of replacement of ministers and rotating portfolios. , in addition to making administrative appointments whereby the movement will have control over the joints of the state in the coming years, the most important of which is the dismissal of the Governor of the Banque du Liban Riad Salameh and the appointment of alternative to it.

Since the first day of the presentation of the formation, the negative approach to it has been confirmed by the Presidency of the Republic, before the bazaar opened and Aoun, in his second meeting with Mikati, made his remarks and presidential specifications for a government that presidential vacancy To include 6 political ministers, the second is an amendment to the provisional government and the replacement of some names, but within the criteria of balance, and the third is the continued existence of the provisional government, but with the activation thereof.
And when the President-elect set the first precedent of its kind to present a formation 24 hours after the end of parliamentary consultations so as not to waste time, he saw that the formation proposed by him, the existing distribution in the caretaker government preserves and includes specialists and parliamentary faces, and it is the best possible government at this stage. Contrary to the views of the Aounist movement, Mikati maintained key ministries in the hands of the present and the alliance, especially the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Justice and Defense, and the major change that took place in the energy portfolio, which he transferred of Orthodox Minister Walid Fayyad to Sunni Minister Walid Sinno.
However, the calculation of the Mikati field, which was proficient in its tactical maneuvers, did not match that of Bader Aoun. present the intention. to disagree, which is a tentative indication that he does not want a government before the end of President Aoun’s term. As usual, the covenant and its current beginnings market that President Aoun will not sign a government, whatever it is, and will not accept a government at the end of his term that detracts from his prestige, does not meet standards not and aims at its current. They were surprised by the way the designated Prime Minister dealt with the Aounist ministers in the last occupation, and the rotation was limited to the energy portfolio at a time when the money remained in the hands of the Shiite community, and the results of the parliamentary elections are respected only with regard to Minister Issam Sharaf al-Din, who is attached to Prince Talal Arslan, while the “Marada movement” not Only one deputy will receive the two ministers in government, Ziad Makari and Johnny Corm.
The matter of the Covenant Team has reached the point of considering President Mikati on one front with the Speaker of Parliament, Nabih Berri, the Chairman of the Progressive Socialist Party, Walid Jumblatt, and the leader of the Lebanese Forces Party, Samir Geagea, with the aim to prevent this promise from any achievement in the last four months of the mandate, especially in terms of the demarcation of maritime borders and the dismissal of the Governor of the Banque du Liban and the criminal audit. It is also remarkable that Lieutenant General Al-Awni included the replacement of the Minister of Energy with another as part of a US desire to follow the steps of demarcation and to import gas and energy from Egypt and Jordan facilitate.
On the other hand, the President-elect disagrees with the presidential team’s statements and believes that the deadline is short and that the bad economic situation can not afford delay in setting up the government formation that has a specific task, namely to complete the negotiations. that the caretaker government started with the International Monetary Fund with the aim of moving towards the recovery plan. The designated Prime Minister is of the opinion that he is not obliged to agree to any conditions that Aoun and his movement set at the end of the covenant, and he acts comfortably because the assignment is in his pocket and because he remains and exercise his powers as head. of the caretaker government while the covenant is fading, and therefore it is not necessary to accept any concessions such as those imposed on Prime Minister Saad Hariri.
Based on these facts, it does not appear that the Covenant today is about to give up what it did not give up 5 years ago, and it seems that President Mikati is not in the process of forming a government that does not meet its criteria until after the end of the Covenant, otherwise there is nothing wrong with the continued existence of the caretaker government holding Mikati with an expansion card His work and the revival of the sessions of the Council of Ministers after the transfer of the powers of the Presidency of the Republic to it if the post of President of the Republic becomes vacant. Knowing that some believe that the provisional government, if maintained, is not worthy of bearing the responsibility in the event of a presidential vacuum due to its political structure and the tyranny of 8 March team about it and the possibility that she will be working. disrupted by the withdrawal of the current ministers to perform their duties at Bassil’s request. Hence the call of the Maronite patriarch Mar Bechara Boutros Al-Ra’i for the political forces to participate in the government to improve its legitimacy and achieve a national balance within it and thus not wait for the formation of ‘ a government in a new era. , given that these forces which refrained from participating in the last governments of this era will not participate in the Era of Eyl to depart.
While the most prominent person involved in the call for participation in the incoming government is the Lebanese Forces Party, the party leader, Samir Geagea, believes that “President of the Republic, Michel Aoun, wants a government “Gibran Bassil’s position in it must be strengthened by the appointments needed to control the state, and he does not want a rescue government.” Geagea believes that not naming the “Strong Republic” bloc, Ambassador Nawaf Salam, to form a government has prevented Bassil from blackmailing President Mikati and creating a “deaf government.”

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