Has a political vacuum become inevitable? Perhaps it has and perhaps even worse has become inevitable. Chaos and a vacuum await us. We are confronting our problems, divisions and sectarianism. Nothing but complications confront us. Despite that, we don’t give up. The activity of passengers at Beirut Airport in the past few days imply good news and indicate that the Lebanese people hold on to their country despite all difficulties and ordeals. Markets’ activity and traffic in Beirut and other areas indicate a love of life. This love is the Lebanese people’s motive to withstand. These people on the streets are the real citizens who push the country to keep going.
Other than that, the image is melancholic. There’s no government on the horizon. There are only conditions that end all hopes of forming a government. Yesterday, the attempt to form a new cabinet disintegrated when Minister Wael Abu Faour said: “The Progressive Socialist Party will not participate or cover any step that may represent a leap into the unknown [on the] political, security and constitutional [levels.] Our decision and stance, as a party, is [in support of] a national unity political cabinet in which all parties are represented...[for the sake] of curbing divisions.”
A worsening situation
Today’s image of Lebanon is completely different from what it used to beNayla Tueni