The head of the Mustaqbal parliamentary bloc MP Fouad Saniora stated on Monday that the current government “is causing a problem in Lebanon that needs to be tackled.” He reiterated after holding talks with Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi the need for the formation of a new government, stressing: “The constitution stipulates that there can be no power vacuum in Lebanon.” He made his remark in response to claims that toppling the current cabinet before the formation of a new one will leave the country in a political vacuum.


“A new government can be formed at this time. We are calling for the formation of a neutral cabinet, whose members will not run in the parliamentary elections,” he explained. “There are clear steps that indicate how to form a new government. A state of emergency can be declared in case of a vacuum,” he remarked. [Link]