Change and Reform bloc highlights political gridlock due to refugees
MP Michel Aoun’s lawmakers sounded the alarm on Tuesday on an actual political crisis that was due to the massive influx of more than one million Syrian refugees ever since the war next door started five years ago.
“The population of Lebanon has increased of 35% ever since the displacement kicked off (…) it is more of a migration of an [entire] people to another country,” MP Ibrahim Kanaan told reporters following the Change and Reform bloc’s periodic meeting at Aoun’s Rabieh residence.
“The international communities and political blocs must endeavor to secure the pressing political circumstances for the refugees’ return to their homeland. Lebanon can no more bear these figures are tantamount today to half of the Lebanese population. There is no fiction, but a political crisis that requires solutions,” he said.
Separately, Kanaan indicated that their meeting today touched on the agenda of the next Cabinet session on Thursday, especially the issue of the State Security agency.
“We reiterate that the laws must be respected before introducing any amendment or making any proposal. The powers of the agency’s chief must be unchained,” he underlined.
On a different note, Kanaan renewed the bloc’s rejection of “fabricating extraordinary circumstances so as to allow corruption and unconstitutionality”.
He also suggested engaging in reforming power and holding legislative polls.
Besides, Kanaan said that the bloc decided to form a delegation to discuss with the Minister of Economy his previous pledge to establish an independent trade chamber in Mount Lebanon.
“We also discussed the issue of the NSSF, and we shall make practical suggestions soon enough,” he concluded.
Source: National News Agencyhttps://syrianewsgazette.com/change-and-reform-bloc-highlights-political-gridlock-due-to-refugees/General