Franjieh from Diman: I will name Karami or Mikati to head the government

Franjieh from Diman: I will name Karami or Mikati to head the government

21 Jul 2021

(See Translation in Arabic Section)

Lebanon – Head of the Marada Movement, MP Sleiman Franjieh, regretted Wednesday that "there is no longer a middle class in the country," hoping "to form a government that comforts the people and the international community.”

He added that he will assess the form of the anticipated cabinet in order to decide on partaking it, while pledging “support to any government that solves the country's problem.”

Franjieh’s words came during his visit to Al-Diman today, where he met with Maronite Patriarch, Cardinal Bechara Boutros al-Rahi, with talks touching on the prevailing situation in the country.

“His Beatitude is praying to stop the collapse at least, and our hope is great for the formation of the government, and is also pinned on a prime minister-designate that would comfort the people and the international community. We cannot say that we are optimistic or pessimistic, but we can say that we are praying,” said Franjieh.

Responding to a question about who the “National Bloc” would be nominating during the binding parliamentary consultations, Franjieh said: "I will name either Faisal Karami or Najib Mikati to head the government, with whom we have a personal relationship."

Over the Beirut Port blast probe, the MP challenged Judge Bitar to reveal what he has to say, stressing that his Movement supports a fair trial and anyone who is found guilty must pay the price.


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