The Presidency of the House of Parliament on Wednesday affirmed in a statement that House Spear Nabih Berri’s initiative was ongoing.
The statement recalled that the appointment of the Prime Minister was beyond the will of the President of the Republic and resulted from a decision made by the members of parliament, hence from the legislative power.
The Parliament’s Presidency also noted that it was the Prime Minister-designate who carried out parliamentary consultations for the formation of the government, as per article 64 of the Constitution, noting that it was the right of the House Speaker, in accordance with the request of the Prime Minister-designate, to assist the latter, all in light of the President of the Republic’s will, whose responsibility it is to sign the cabinet formation decree, in agreement with the Prime Minister.
The statement capitalized on the ongoing collapse in the country and the sufferings of the people in the shadow of the continuous rejection of initiatives approved by the East and the West and all Lebanese parties except for the presidency of the republic.
The parliament’s presidency added in the statement that the presidential statement released on Tuesday blatantly refused Saad Hariri’s presidency of the cabinet.
“It is not your right,” added the statement, recalling that the appointment is the responsibility of the house of parliament, which has responded to the presidential letter.
The statement finally reaffirmed that House Speaker Nabih Berri’s imitative was ongoing.
Source: Al-Manar English Website