In his first speech since Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s resignation, Lebanese President Michel Aoun called on Thursday for a new non-sectarian cabinet lineup.
“Ministers should be chosen according to their competencies and expertise, not political loyalties with the consent of political leaders,” Aoun said in a televised address to the nation on Thursday evening.
But protesters in the street were unimpressed by Aoun’s promises of a technocratic government.
“They can [designate] experts from their own party. We don’t trust them,” said one 35-year-old artist protesting in central Beirut. Another demonstrator described the speech as a “classic response. We’ve heard the same thing. It’s something they thought we wanted to hear.”
نستخدم ملفات الكوكيز لنسهل عليك استخدام مواقعنا الإلكترونية ونكيف المحتوى والإعلانات وفقا لمتطلباتك واحتياجاتك الخاصة، لتوفير ميزات وسائل التواصل الاجتماعية ولتحليل حركة المرور لدينا...اعرف أكثر