Lebanese Hezbollah calls on PM to convene cabinet – Middle East Monitor



A member of the Loyalty to Resistance bloc affiliated with the Lebanese Hezbollah group, MP Hassan Ezz El-Din, called on Prime Minister Najib Mikati to remove obstacles preventing the cabinet from meeting, Anadolu reported.

“We demand that the Prime Minister and the officials concerned remove the obstacles and put an end to the causes which prevent him from meeting, so that he can relaunch with vitality, seriousness and efficiency, and work to meet the needs of the population, “said Ezz El-Din.

“Some judges have deviated from the legal and constitutional path, and have followed mechanisms that lead to politicization, selectivity and populism,” he added.

Government meetings have been suspended since October 13, 2020 due to the insistence of ministers affiliated with Hezbollah and the Amal movement to discuss the investigation into the Beirut port explosion and to dismiss investigative judge Tariq Al- Bitar.

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Ezz El-Din said: “Judge Al-Bitar has caused more divisions and sectarianism” and called for “to immunize the judiciary from political and other interference in order to preserve justice”.

Earlier Wednesday, Mikati called for “patience in calling for the government to be convened, in the hope that everyone will be convinced to distance the cabinet from anything that has nothing to do with it.”

“We have agreed that the judiciary is independent, and that any problem is resolved in justice and in accordance with the provisions of the constitution, without any political interference,” he said.


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