Adnan Daher, Secretary-General of the House of Parliament, announced a list of Lebanese MPs that put the vaccination rollout in Lebanon at risk.
Here’s the full list of the parliamentarians who violated the contract set by the World Bank when they went ahead and vaccinated themselves in the first phase of the inoculation campaign, giving themselves priority over those who are critically in need of the vaccine, like the health workers at the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Abdel-Rahim Mrad, also a former Minister and founder of the Lebanese International University.
- Wehbe Qatisha, representative in the Lebanese parliament as a member of the Lebanese Forces party in Akkar.
- Mustafa Husseini, who occupies the Shiite seat in the Kesserwan- Jbeil district
- Ali Osseina, representing the Zahrani district of South Lebanon.
- Nicolas Nahhas, also a former Minister of Economy.
- Elie Ferzli, Deputy Speaker of the Parliament.
- Salim Saade, representative for the Greek Orthodox Christians from the Koura District in the parliament.
- Ghazi Zaeiter, representing the Baalbeck-Hermel district.
- Yassine Jaber, representing the Nabatiyeh district in South Lebanon.
- Assad Hardan, representing the Eastern Orthodox seat from Marjeyoun-Hasbaya district.
- Anis Nassar, member of “Strong Republic” parliamentary bloc.
- Albert Mansour, MP of Baalbek-Hermel.
- Anwar Khalil, represents the Marjeyoun-Hasbaya district.
- Michel Moussa, represents the Zahrani district.
- Mohammed Kabbara, also former Labor Minister.
- Nehmeh Tome, representing the Roman Catholic seat in the Chouf district.
- Fayez Ghosn, former Minister of Defense, and a member of the Marada Movement.
- Samir Jisr, member of the Future Movement parliamentary bloc.
Adnan Daher stated that parliamentary speaker Nabih Berri was not vaccinated. However, local media reporters have speculated that Berri has received the vaccine beforehand.