Hariri Slams FPM, Vows 'Constructive Opposition'
Al-Mustaqbal Movement leader ex-PM Saad Hariri lashed out Monday at the Free Patriotic Movement, saying it failed to make a single economic achievement over the past 30 years.
“To all those who criticize ‘political Harirism’, especially the FPM, tell me about a single economic achievement for the FPM over the past 30 years,” Hariri said in a chat with reporters that followed a meeting for the al-Mustaqbal parliamentary bloc.
Noting that he is yet to decide whether he will take part in person in Tuesday’s vote of confidence session, Hariri called on the new government to “implement its policy statement.”
“We will not build a destructive opposition but rather a constructive opposition,” he pledged.
“I cannot be part of the paralysis of institutions after I fought it over the past period,” he said, signaling that his bloc will take part in the parliamentary session.
Separately, Hariri said he has decided to move an annual rally commemorating his slain father ex-PM Rafik Hariri from the BIEL venue to the Center House because “some people are manipulating street protests.”
“This is a message to those trying to shut down the Center House and some people ‘give a one-way ticket’ but are not at the level of the challenge,” Hariri went on to say.