File - Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri drinks water as he heads a Parliament session in Beirut, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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The Cabinet approved Thursday the appointment of a new five-member Banking Control Commission despite objections from some ministers, Information Minister Ramzi Joreige said.Speaker Nabih Berri praised Cabinet's decision despite reservations voiced by a number of ministers. Cabinet approved the appointments despite opposition from two ministers by resorting to a new consensus formula adopted last week.The smooth appointment of the BCC's members despite reservations by some ministers might pave the way for the approval of other public appointments, the sources said.Before entering the session, ministers had voiced contradictory views about the BCC appointments.
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