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Geagea justifies need for neutral government
Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea speaks during a ceremony in Byblos, Lebanon, Tuesday, April 10, 2012. (The Daily Star/Aldo Ayoub, HO)
Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea speaks during a ceremony in Byblos, Lebanon, Tuesday, April 10, 2012. (The Daily Star/Aldo Ayoub, HO)
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BEIRUT: Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea argued in remarks published Thursday for the merits of forming a neutral Cabinet at this point in time over that of an all-embracing political government.

“A neutral Cabinet would facilitate the presidential election because it enjoys the powers of a Cabinet and a president while all the political forces are out,” Geagea said in remarks published Thursday.

“Naturally, in this case, political forces will try to share power by chiefly starting with the election of a president,” Geagea told the local daily An-Nahar.

“But if it were an all-inclusive political government, it can stay in power for a long time and [Cabinet ministers] would not be rushing to elect a president," he said.

Geagea said the Lebanese people would accept the formation of a nonpartisan government after strenuous efforts to form a political Cabinet failed.

“President Michel Sleiman and Prime Minister-designate Tammam Salam will be excused by all the Lebanese and the world if they announce a neutral government,” he said.

Mediation efforts to form an all-embracing government have hit a roadblock over MP Michel Aoun’s insistence on retaining the Energy Ministry for his Free Patriotic Movement. The ministry is currently held by Gebran Bassil, Aoun’s son-in-law.

 
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Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea argued in remarks published Thursday for the merits of forming a neutral Cabinet at this point in time over that of an all-embracing political government.

Geagea said the Lebanese people would accept the formation of a nonpartisan government after strenuous efforts to form a political Cabinet failed.
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