Berri Cautions against 'Federalism,' Calls for Liberation of Judiciary and Politics

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Berri: The government must not keep waiting for the outcome of negotiations with the IMF but must start action instead of words. 13 days
Berri: The deposits of Lebanese in banks are sacred and a right for their owners. 13 days
Berri: We have to stop firing accusations at each other and instead start shouldering responsibilities. 13 days
Berri: To liberate the electricity sector from mentalities of sectarian and federal quotas, appoint a new board of directors and a regulatory body. 13 days
Berri: Lebanon must generate a new political life through a new electoral system outside sectarian restrictions, one electoral constituency, and the establishment of a Senate and the liberation of the judiciary. 13 days
Berri: We have to take historic decisions outside sectarian restrictions. 13 days
Berri: We warn against the voices of dissonance that began to rise in Lebanon calling for federalism as a solution to crises. 13 days
Berri: We support the Palestinian people and their righteous rejection for the deal of the century. 13 days

Speaker Nabih Berri made a rare televised speech on Friday calling on the crisis-hit Lebanon’s government to “make deeds not words,” and face the multiple crises crippling the country.

The Speaker also cautioned against advocates of “federalism,” noting that Lebanon’s judiciary and politics must be “liberated.”

“The government must not keep waiting for the outcome of negotiations with the IMF but must start action instead of words,” said Berri in his speech marking Liberation Day, Quds Day and Eid el-Fitr.

“We warn against the voices of dissonance that began to rise in Lebanon calling for federalism as a solution to the crises,” cautioned the Speaker.

“Lebanon must generate a new political life through a new electoral system outside sectarian restrictions, one electoral constituency, and the establishment of a Senate and the liberation of the judiciary,” he stressed.

On Lebanon’s problematic electricity sector costing its treasury billions of dollars, Berri said the sector must be “liberated from mentalities of sectarian and federal quotas, and a new board of directors must be appointed, including a regulatory body.”

“We have to stop firing accusations at each other and instead start shouldering responsibilities,” he stressed.

On the money of Lebanese at banks, the Speaker emphasized that they are “sacred and a right for their owners.”

On the Palestinian cause and the “deal of teh century,” Berri said:” We support the Palestinian people and their righteous rejection for the deal of the century.”

SourceNaharnet
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Thumb ___flamethrower___ 13 days

Best Parliament Speaker, ever!

Missing thatisit 13 days

king of lebanese parliament..a speaker until death do us apart ..democracy the lebanese way..biggest corrupt person in the world telling others how to not be corrupt..

Thumb lebnanfirst 13 days

Federalism is looking better every passing day. You live how you want and leave the rest of us to live how we choose.

Missing rabiosa 13 days

Everything he's calling for, he and his cohorts, i.e. the warlords have done the complete opposite. Mr. Berri, some in village know you some of my relatives support you, however not me, if you want reform, start with yourself by resigning your speakership and dissolve parliament.

I just do not see any hope for this country. The only alternative, and this will never even come to reality is for France to come back as an overseer and make us an overseas territory like some territories France still has. Appoint a governor as Hong Kong was under the Brits and move on. Non of the political parties/warlords will assume any power whatsoever, they'll just sit in the offices and blah blah blah till paint dry.

Thumb canadianleb 13 days

The irony of all of these corrupt politicians is that they talk the talk but definitely don't walk the walk. They, tell the sheep, everybody else is corrupt but not me, my wife and my clan, and the sheep drink it up. We should no longer blame the politicians but blame the sheep for allowing them to get away with it for so many years...

Thumb Geralt 13 days

One of the most famous sayings attributed to Abraham Lincoln is about deception: You can fool all the people some of the time and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time!

The time will come when the corrupted political class will have to step aside for the honest to take control and bring justice for all - Oh wait am still in my bed and still dreaming!

Thumb Geralt 13 days

One of the most famous sayings attributed to Abraham Lincoln is about deception: You can fool all the people some of the time and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time!

The time will come when the corrupted political class will have to step aside for the honest to take control and bring justice for all - Oh wait am still in my bed and still dreaming!

Thumb Geralt 13 days

I hate when that when it double sends!

Thumb canadianleb 12 days

This proofs my point.
https://www.the961.com/october-17-newspaper-editor-bachir-abou-zeid-assaulted/?fbclid=IwAR2hQHojViHLwmXaZDKPKjQyLT0RKayQn_Nm4D9xx7Gg3LCmzg2u84KdpYk