25 May 2020
Lebanon – National Dialogue Party Chief, MP Fouad Makhzoumi, considered in an issued statement on Monday, that "the need today is more urgent than ever before to adhere to the Taif Accord, especially since Lebanon needs to stick to its constitution and coexistence in light of the region's storms and turmoil,” noting that “the recent call to topple the Taif comes as if to signal a civil war,” questioning if that is the case and if so, “why now and for whom?"
He added: "The call to overthrow the Taif and the constitution is the same as the call to spread chaos and destroy the entity of the homeland."
Makhzoumi expressed his surprise that these calls have not provoked a storm of rejection, especially from the authorities related to those launching them.
He also questioned how such proposals can be accepted, when the least that can be said of them is that they are nihilistic, and constitute a new prelude to slaughtering the country.
Regretting that the Taif was not implemented, Makhzoumi called for “its actual implementation with all its provisions, and then if necessary, work to correct the mistakes.”
He considered that "the calls to bring down the Taif and the attempts to target the Prime Minister's post and weaken its powers have been continuing since 2005."
Makhzoumi concluded by stating that “any amendment to the Taif Agreement must take place after its implementation, on one hand, and then said amendment can be executed under Arab-international sponsorship. Otherwise, we will be before a state of chaos, especially with the country facing its most difficult economic and financial crises."