World Lebanon: timid reactions after Michel Aoun's proposal to end the crisis

15:20  22 september  2020
15:20  22 september  2020 Source:   rfi.fr

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Lebanon ’ s President Michel Aoun has conceded that there is no clear solution to the political gridlock that has prevented the creation of a new government The political crisis comes after a horrific explosion in the capital of Beirut on August 4, which killed more than 200 people and prompted the

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Les principales forces politiques n’ont pas réagi à la sortie de crise proposée par Michel Aoun. En revanche, les propos du chef de l’État sur le fait que le Liban se dirige vers l’enfer ont suscité un véritable tollé sur les réseaux sociaux. © Dalati Nohra / Handout via REUTERS The main political forces did not react to the end of the crisis proposed by Michel Aoun. By contrast, the head of state's comments that Lebanon is heading for hell sparked an outcry on social media.

The proposal by Lebanese President Michel Aoun to abolish the community distribution of sovereign portfolios to overcome the obstacles that delay the formation of the government has elicited little reaction from political parties. Prime Minister-designate Mustapha Adib has said he will not propose any government that does not have the support of all political forces.

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With our correspondent in Beirut, Paul Khalifeh

Publicly, the main political forces have not reacted to the out of the crisis proposed by Michel Aoun . More discreetly, contacts are continuing through the director of General Security Abbas Ibrahim.

A source of the Shiite movement Amal, which demands that the Ministry of Finance be attributed to him, contented himself, in response to President Aoun, to call for the total abolition of the denominational distribution which governs the Lebanese political system .

Bird of bad omen

On the other hand, the head of state's comments that Lebanon is heading for hell and the central bank's coffers are empty sparked an outcry on social media. The hashtag "#Nousallonsenfer" had been shared more than 22,000 times on Monday evening on Twitter. Many internet users have called President Michel Aoun a bad omen and criticized him for only announcing bad things to the Lebanese.

Protesters gathered on Monday evening on a highway near downtown Beirut, chanting slogans hostile to the President of the Republic and to demand his departure.

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With Lebanon already mired in multiple crises, where does the failure to form a government despite intense international pressure leave the country? Instead Macron said he would gather members of the international community within the next 20 days to re-examine a roadmap for the country, and lay out their conditions for support to Lebanon. They would also "urge that the results of the probe on the causes of the August 4 explosion be finally established and made public, and that those responsible be named," he said.Lebanon has refused an international investigation into the explosion of hundreds of tonnes of ammonium nitrate on the dockside.

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