Cabinet to Meet Thursday to Discuss Appointments
The Cabinet will convene in an ordinary session on Thursday at the Presidential Palace to discuss 29 items on the agenda mainly the controversial appointments in the judiciary.
The meeting will be chaired by President Michel Aoun and in the presence of Prime Minister Saad Hariri.
Appointments in state positions has been a controversial issue mainly between the Lebanese Forces and its Christian rival, the Free Patriotic Movement.
The Cabinet had appointed members of the Constitutional Council without taking into consideration the names suggested by the LF.
The move triggered dismay, prompting the LF to submit a draft law that aims to regulate a mechanism for appointments to first-category and high ranking state positions away from “sectarian” considerations.