July 2, 2022

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The new Lebanese parliament assumes its duties until 2026

The new Lebanese parliament assumes its duties until 2026

The unicameral legislature will focus its first sessions on appointing the head of the entity and, according to the head of the nation, appointing a Sunni figure to head the next government.

According to the National Pact for Independence from France in 1943, Lebanon stipulated that the president of the republic would be a Maronite Christian, the prime minister a Sunni Muslim, the speaker of the Shiite parliament, and so on with other positions.

In this sense, the leader of the Amal movement, Nabih Berri, appears as a strong candidate to get the votes of parliament for the seventh time since 1992. Berri, 84, received the support of the Development and Liberation bloc of Hezbollah. The presidency of the legislature and its ally, Hezbollah, won 31 seats in the elections to ratify the Shiite rule in the nation.

In the last cabinet before moving to the transitional phase, Prime Minister Najib al-Maqati assured the deputies that any delay in the legislative schedule would be costly for the country, which today drags four Lebanese out of five into poverty. , according to the United Nations.

Nabil Qaouk, a member of Hezbollah’s Central Council, renewed the national and moral priority to save Lebanon from economic and financial collapse.

The leader of the Lebanese Islamic Resistance denounced the opposition’s attempts to ignite the fighting and civil war, while Hezbollah and its allies are trying to pressure for recovery.

He denounced the interference of the United States in the parliamentary elections process by stimulating campaigns against the resistance and its candidates.

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About 41 percent of the four million Lebanese registered in the electoral lists exercised their constitutional right on Sunday, May 15, to appoint a single legislative assembly equally divided in Lebanon between Christians and Muslims.

The country on the shores of the Mediterranean is facing the worst crisis in its modern history as a result of impunity, corruption and structural inequality in the political and economic system, according to Olivier de Chatter, the United Nations special rapporteur on extreme poverty and poverty. human rights.

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