Ministerial sources considered that the position made by President Mikati on the issue of the entry of Iranian diesel into Lebanon from the illegal crossings and without obtaining the approval of the Lebanese state, was the first official Lebanese position in this regard, while the rest of the officials, led by President Michel Aoun, adhered.
Ministerial sources considered that the position made by President Mikati on the issue of Iranian diesel entry into Lebanon from the illegal crossings and without obtaining the approval of the Lebanese state, was the first official Lebanese position in this regard, while the rest of the officials, led by the President of the Republic, Michel Aoun, remained completely silent And not to address this issue, either closely or from afar, despite the fact that as President of the Republic he is the protector of the constitution and national sovereignty.
The sources indicated that the Prime Minister described the step of entering a convoy of Iranian diesel tankers into Lebanon as a violation of national sovereignty, in a clear criticism of both Iran and Hezbollah for this behavior, while it was noted that Mikati, in the same position, singled out Iraq with a special gesture and thanked the Lebanese government. For the Iraqi government and people, to provide Lebanon with shipments of Iraqi oil, the necessity of operating the electricity generation plants, on easy terms, as an aid to the Lebanese people in these difficult circumstances that Lebanon is currently facing.
The sources noted that Mikati considered, indirectly, that Iran had ignored the Lebanese government, by sending Iranian diesel, outside the legal frameworks and agreements that regulate relations between countries, from which Hezbollah and its supporters only benefit, and between Iraqi oil shipments, which arrived in Lebanon, according to government agreements. between the two states, and all components of the Lebanese people benefit from it without exception.
In addition, well-informed political sources told Al-Liwaa that it is expected that the reverse will begin to show the government’s move towards the entitlements and major files soon after it won the confidence of the House of Representatives.
She pointed out that, of course, the government will hold its first actual meeting after confidence, and it is not excluded that it will be next week.
She indicated that setting the agenda is entrusted, as is customary, to the President of the Republic and the Prime Minister, stressing that the first of these files that will be presented will provide a picture of what will be the items of the upcoming sessions and the upcoming issues.
She said that the problem that awaits the government is the issue of lifting the subsidy, noting that a series of decisions will come out of the government, but in batches.
It was learned that the Iranian oil issue has two possibilities, meaning that it may not attend the discussion in order to avoid any friction or discuss according to a certain approach.
It is also in the information that the procedures will bear the title of rescue, derived from the name of the government together to save.
President Nabih Berri hastened to call for a plenary session to discuss the ministerial statement and vote of confidence, at eleven o’clock in the morning next Monday on the 20th, as well as in the evening of the same day, at the UNESCO Palace.
And the session, the facts of which will be broadcast live, it was agreed to reduce the number of speakers in terms of the head of the bloc speaking about each bloc, or a deputy or more, in addition to the independent deputies, which contributes to accelerating the discussion process, after the ministerial statement was read by the Prime Minister, on That the evening session be set, for a vote of confidence, and then a speech by the Prime Minister in which he responds to the words of the deputies, and thanks the Council for its confidence.
Accordingly, the parliamentary blocs began holding meetings and contacts, on the eve of the session, to derive final positions on granting confidence or not, while the first declared parliamentary positions of confidence came from the “Strong Republic” bloc, which announced its withholding from the government, stressing that its goal was and still is. Building the state and moving away from all the “cheese eaters” approach that is prevalent and rooted in Lebanese political life in the past five years, the “Strong Lebanon” bloc is slow to make the decision, although what was reported by the bloc’s member, Representative Farid Al-Bustani, suggests the possibility of granting it, on the other hand, it is certainly possible. The “Future Bloc” will give confidence, within the framework of its head, Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s support for Mikati, as is the case with the “Development and Liberation Bloc” and the “Democratic Gathering” bloc. And loyalty to the resistance, the National Bloc, the Democratic Gathering, the independent center, and all the blocs that named President Mikati, during the assignment.
Regardless of the number of confidence that the government will have, in the third Mikati government, which will fluctuate more or less within the limits of the ceiling that it achieved during the assignment of 72 votes (except in the event that the Strong Lebanon bloc is granted confidence, the number may focus on 80 votes, or less or more), after the first In 2005, after the assassination of Martyr Prime Minister Rafik Hariri and the resignation of the government of Prime Minister Omar Karami, where Mikati won 110 votes, and the second 68 after the opposition deputies withdrew from the session, Mikati is determined to act, which he said through his request to the ministers, “work, not talk,” and through The slogan he proposed to his government was “Together to Save”, and the lesson remains in implementation.
The government’s swift march towards achieving some of the required achievements began, as was its speed in forming and completing the ministerial statement, with the signing by Finance Minister Youssef Al-Khalil of the criminal audit contract for the Central Bank’s accounts with the “Al Faris Endersal” company, while the Speaker of the Council, Nabih Berri, called for a plenary session next Monday before noon. And in the evening to discuss the ministerial statement and vote on the confidence of the Council in the guaranteed government by about one hundred votes, but the “Strong Republic” bloc rushed to announce that it did not grant it confidence in it.
As for the Strong Lebanon Bloc, its sources told Al-Liwaa that the bloc had a positive attitude toward President Mikati, because he responded in the ministerial statement and in the meeting between him and the bloc for a large number of demands that we requested on the economic and living standards. But the political body of the Free Patriotic Movement discussed the issue in its meeting yesterday, and is in the process of completing the discussion with members of the parliamentary bloc to decide the final position on granting confidence or not.