PM Hassan Diab to President Aoun: “Things Are Going As They Should”

The newly nominated prime minister met with President on Tuesday in the Baabda Palace. The Lebanese Presidency tweeted from its official account a photo from the meeting, stating: “The Prime Minister-designate of the government, Dr. , from Baabda: We talked in the general framework with His Excellency the President … Things are going as they should.”

 

After the meeting, Dr. Diab told the reporters that “there was a complete response” from the president. “All that I can say, I hope everything will be good. We are still in the first two days, and things are going as they should,” he stated.

Upon his nomination, PM was tasked by President with forming the country’s next government despite the general rejection from the people and their protest against him. Accordingly, PM Diab addressed the public asking that he be given a chance, promising to form a new government very soon.

 

Via France 24

Accordingly, he initiated last Saturday the unbinding parliamentary consultations to create the new government. He held meetings with various officials in that regard, discussing the shape of the future government. He said afterward that all legislators had one concern: To get the country out of its “strangling” .

Nonetheless, many political parties announced that they won’t be participating in the new government of PM Diab. Among them was the of former PM Hariri.

 

On Tuesday, Saad Hariri broke his silence to reveal that he can’t work with anyone like whose conversation is, according to him, “racist and sectarian” and his actions go beyond the constitution. “I will not work again with unless he moderates [his policies],” he stated.

Via The Daily Star / Ahmad Azakir

He also shared that the party would not be represented in any new government formed by PM-designate . He indicated, for the first time, that his party would not give such a government a vote of confidence in parliament.

 


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