What role will Hezbollah play in the future Lebanese government?

Lebanon’s endless political crisis continues. He has not had a government since Prime Minister Hassan Diab resigned last year after the Beirut port explosion. Since then, the country has gone from crisis to crisis, with Hezbollah being the main benefactor of these crises. Lebanese President Michel Aoun met with Saad Hariri, the Prime Minister designate. Hariri’s father, Rafik, was assassinated by Hezbollah in 2005. In March, there was no agreement on a new cabinet. Aoun wants Hariri to step down. Hezbollah refused suggestions that the cabinet would be made up of technocrats. “A technocratic government that is not backed by political groups will not save the country,” Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah said in March. In May, the crisis continued. At the time, Nasrallah was falling ill with an undisclosed illness. According to media reports, Hariri told parliament: “The truth of what is happening is that the president of the republic is telling the deputies in his message: ‘You have appointed a prime minister. I don’t want him and I won’t allow him to form a government. Please get rid of him. This is an attempt to absolve the President of the Republic of the charge of obstructing the formation of the government. Friday: “President Aoun and deputy Gebran Bassil, the president’s son-in-law, do not want a technocratic government that starts with reforms because that would undermine Hezbollah’s position, as well as certain political ambitions of Lebanese politicians.

Speaker of Parliament Nabih Berri seems to side with Hezbollah. Lebanese government posts are dominated by sectarianism. Aoun is Christian, Hariri is Sunni, and Berri is Shiite. “Experts maintain that the main stumbling block to forming a new government is still the issue of the ‘blocking third party’ of portfolios, with Hariri now wanting to know the affiliation of the two Christian ministers who will enter the government when the number of its membership will be increased to 24, as Berri suggested, ”the Arab Weekly news site reported. Iran is interested in seeing its ally Hezbollah be given more power. Hezbollah has established contacts with Hariri and Bassil, who is the leader of the Lebanese National Free Movement, Iranian news agency Tasnim reported. a government, and that Gebran Bassil had stressed that it would not complicate the process of forming a cabinet, ”the report said. The Lebanese nationalist leader also told Hezbollah representatives that he is positively interacting with the initiative of Speaker of Parliament Nabih Berri on the issue of forming a government, and that negative signals should not be allowed to dominate. the cabinet. sort things out. “The differences are not limited to these barriers, but there are major differences between ministries, especially government posts,” Tasnim reported. “The Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of Social Affairs, the Ministry of the Economy and the Ministry of Justice are among the very sensitive positions because they are essential and because they have to deal with important affairs of the country after the government formation. Lebanon needs a government to deal with its crises, according to the report. “Today, the crisis has become a daily term for Lebanese citizens, a term that defines all aspects of their lives throughout the day and night: from long lines to gasoline quotas. to the growing power outages, drug and health care crises, the dumping of rubbish on the streets, restrictions on access to bank accounts, the endless surge in commodity prices and, of course, the ongoing political upheavals that prevent the formation of a government, ”Tasnim reported. “In such a situation, the World Bank warned in its latest report against the collapse of the Lebanese economy and its socio-security consequences.

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