Gemayel Slams Officials for Sowing Discord Instead of Meeting for Consultations

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Gemayel Slams Officials for Sowing Discord Instead of Meeting for Consultations

Kataeb leader Samy Gemayel on Thursday lambasted officials for their disregard of the number of companies that are shutting their doors, unemployed Lebanese citizens, staff members receiving half of their monthly salaries and those unable to pay rent.

Kataeb leader Samy Gemayel on Thursday lambasted officials for their disregard of the number of companies that are shutting their doors, unemployed Lebanese citizens, staff members receiving half of their monthly salaries and those unable to pay rent.

In a press conference held at the party’s headquarters in Saifi following his meeting Assistant Secretary-General of the Arab League Ambassador Hossam Zaki, Gemayel addressed trustees over the Cabinet formation, questioning their realization of the gravity of the crisis facing the country.

“Whoever did not grasp the disaster's horror, suffers from a grave problem,” Gemayel slammed.

Gemayel thanked the Arab League delegation that is listening to opposing points of view in the country, especially that of the opposition force.

“There’s no reason for any delay in designation. The commissioning process is not a waste of time,” he said.

“Forming a government of specialists does not take time; whereas partitioning negotiations do,” Gemayel slammed.

“The Lebanese people have been clear since the first day of the protests. It demanded the resignation of the Cabinet and the formation of a technocratic government,” he noted, adding that “designating a new Prime Minister is much needed because the country and the Lebanese can no longer tolerate the situation.”

The Kataeb chief hailed the march organized by mothers of Ain al-Rummaneh and Chiyah following clashes between youths of the area residents the night before to remind their children not to make the same mistakes as they did during the civil war.

Gemayel urged politicians to put more effort in rescuing the country instead of fomenting sedition.

“Each one of you is hankering after quotas, control and interests. Enough harboring individual interests, the Lebanese’s are above all else,” he outlined.

He called for hastening parliamentary consultations, designating a neutral Prime Minister and forming a government of specialists.

“Today’s misgivings give right to the uprising over the country’s mismanagement”

“The state mirrors the people so they don’t have the right to stand in the face of people’s will who are asking for a technocratic government,” he stated.

The meeting was attended by Kataeb MP Elias Hankache, the party's Secretary-General Nazar Najarian, politburo member Majid Alayle, Head of the Kataeb's Economic and Social Council Jean Tawile along with officials and figures from the Arab League delegation.

Source: Kataeb.org