Jreij: Hezbollah, FPM obstruct presidential election; resiging from cabinet is an escape from shouldering responsibility
“I urge Lebanese protagonists to hold both Hezbollah and the Free Patriotic Movement laregely responsible for obstructing the presidential electoral process,” Minister of Information, Ramzi Jreij, has reiterated during an interview on “Free Lebanon” radio station talkshow today.
“Better for me to stay on board the cabinet and assume my responsibilities until the election of a new president, since resigning now would be tantamount to escape from carrying out my duties and obligations,” Minister Jreij exclaimed.
Commenting on PM Tammam Salam’s uttenrance describing the cabinet as a “failed loser”, Jreij preferred to hear PM Salam utter the word “snag” rather than “failure”.
“Government inaction in resolving major issues at hand, reflects deepening political differences between all political factions concerned,” Jreij added.
Commenting on a new electoral law taht might be in the offing, Minister Jreij has deemed any hibridization between between a majority – based and proportionality – based law as fairly acceptable to him; however, so – called law # 60 also remains as a constant option in the event of dis agreeing over a new law, Jreij said.
Notably,the issue of displaced Syrians continues to pose a burden on Lebanon and they must be repatriated whenever circumstances permit.
Concerning corruption, the minister perceived what he termed as “scandalous flaw” in the law and urged a thorough pinpointing of all those responsible.
Concerning the plan for garbage disposal to which Kataeb and Aounists objected, the minister concluded that further flaws have been discovered while both sides proposed steps to deal with them; Both parties however have agreed over according municipalities special authorities under the jurispction of the Interior minister.
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