A one-color government will have the same old system
The Lebanese National Bloc Party stated that designating Dr. Hassan Diab to form an upcoming government carry the following indications:
Diab’s designation came as a result of the agreement of some of the parties in power to nominate him as a non-partisan personality. However, the positions of those parties show that they will be represented in the upcoming government, which can only mean that it will be the same system that has ruled the country for the past 30 years. The parties that will be part of the government and those that will stay out of it are two faces of one coin, so it does not matter if all parties are represented.
The parties that have refused to be part of the upcoming government do not do so because they have given up on their corrupt ways, but the refusal is a result of the pressure from the revolution. The conflicts between the parties in power, and their back and forth accusations to each other has created a situation where it is impossible to come any agreement on how to split the shares. The parties that are not represented in the new government are waiting for changes in order to come back into it. If those parties really wanted an independent, sovereign government of proficient experts, they would have designated the proper person for this job while affirming non-participation.
The upcoming government will be of one-color: any government, no matter the color, will be one that is deeply involved in regional conflicts just like it has been for the past 30 years. In the face of regional conflicts only getting more intense and Lebanon’s tragic situation, those regional alignments will only make matters worse.
The “parties-sects” regardless of their differences, are all trying to rebuild a system that has lost the public trust, a system that still refuses to listen to the people’s rightful demands to save Lebanon, a system that bankrupt the government and made us hostages to donors and lost us our sovereignty.