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LEBANON – Aoun’s call to empower the Lebanese caretaker cabinet is unconstitutional and wrong (Al Arabiya)

Lebanese President Michel Aoun (left) and Prime Minister Saad Hariri during the October press conference in Beirut on October 20 2016. Photograph: Mohamed Azakir - Reuters.
Lebanese President Michel Aoun (left) and Prime Minister Saad Hariri during the October press conference in Beirut on October 20 2016. Photograph: Mohamed Azakir – Reuters.

Lebanon’s President Michel Aoun has called for Lebanon’s caretaker government to expand its scope to face the country’s enormous challenges.

However, the Lebanese constitution does not give any actual prerogatives to the caretaker government – in place due to the resignation of the previous cabinet – to make major decisions for the country. President Aoun’s call for it to be empowered is therefore unconstitutional and wrong – he should instead focus on breaking the deadlock in current negotiations to form a new, constitutional government.

https://englishbeta.alarabiya.net/en/views/news/middle-east/2020/12/08/Lebanon-crisis-Aoun-s-call-to-empower-the-Lebanese-caretaker-cabinet-is-unconstitutional-and-wrong-

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