BEIRUT: Progressive Socialist Party chief Walid Jumblatt criticized in remarks published Wednesday former Prime Minister Fouad Siniora over what he said was the Future parliamentary bloc leader’s discouraging stance toward a legislative session of Parliament scheduled for later today.
“The position of Mr. Fouad Siniora regarding the [Parliamentary] session is not encouraging,” Jumblatt said in remarks published Wednesday by An-Nahar newspaper.
He also described Siniora’s stance as “negative” and “inappropriate.”
The PSP chief, however, praised Speaker Nabih Berri, who he said was “always keen to maintain harmony."
Berri called for a legislative meeting Wednesday.
However, the session, which has already been postponed on repeated occasions, is unlikely to convene as the dispute between the Speaker and Siniora continues over its constitutionality.
Siniora, who heads the Future parliamentary bloc of former Prime Minister Saad Hariri, described “as very good” his meeting with Berri in Parliament Tuesday.
But Siniora said that his bloc would boycott Wednesday’s session for the same constitutional reasons.