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President Aoun in a conversation with accredited media professionals at Baabda Palace:
President Aoun in a conversation with accredited media professionals at Baabda Palace:
25/10/2022

“Applying mono-criteria in forming a government is the correct approach to producing an effective government capable of managing the state affairs”.

 

President Aoun: “What is currently taking place in the formation of the government contradicts the principle of unity of standards, and when the role of the “Free Patriotic Movement” comes in the naming process, it is adhered to the intervention and the selection of ministers, not the concerned political party”.

 

President Aoun: “If a presidential vacancy occurs, the current Cabinet will be deficient in powers. Therefore, it cannot exercise the full powers of the President of the Republic”.

 

President Aoun: “The solution to the formation issue is very simple, and we have asked PM Mikati today to equalize everyone and return in the evening to issue decrees”.

 

President of the Republic, General Michel Aoun, asserted that applying the same criteria in forming a government is the correct approach to forming an effective government capable of managing state affairs.

President Aoun’s positions came in a chat with media professionals accredited at Baabda Palace this morning.

The President also indicated that what is currently taking place in the formation of the government contradicts the principle of the unity of standards “Through interfering and choosing the ministers, not the concerned political party, this is not normal and cannot be accepted. When each party wants to choose its ministers, the others must accept the adoption of one standard for all and not object”.

Regarding the powers of the current government, if a presidential vacancy occurs, the President emphasized that “The government will lack powers, and therefore cannot exercise the full powers of the President of the Republic”.

“The solution to matters is very simple. We asked Premier Mikati today to make everyone equal in the formation process and to return in the evening to Baabda Palace to issue formation decrees” President Aoun continued.

In response to another question about setting a new date for the Lebanese delegation’s visit to Syria, President Aoun confirmed that the Syrian Ambassador had made a statement on this issue, in which he confirmed that a new date would be set later.​