Updates

Below are National Bloc's latest updates, along with its political statements, activities and projects.

National Bloc: Objections to the public budget are justified due to loss of confidence in the government

The Lebanese National Bloc Party supports the current protests to the proposed government budget stating that the issue is not simply about the salary decreases for the public sector, nor is it about asking the banking sector to support the...

National Bloc: Itani’s imprisonment is unacceptable, maximum penalty for journalists should be monetary fines

The Lebanese National Bloc Party denounces the imprisonment of journalists or others for the reason of expressing an opinion, as happened with the journalist Fidaa Itani, and called for a reasonable fine instead. In its statement the Bloc asserted that...

National Bloc: Citizens revolt against threats to their livelihoods amidst a lack of confidence in the government

The Lebanese National Bloc Party asserts that the economy is not limited to the numbers and figures being thrown about, but it is also based on confidence in the government and its financial and legislative system, something that is lacking...

National Bloc: The necessity of developing a trust-centered defense strategy amidst internal political division

The Lebanese National Bloc Party stated that there is an urgent need to devise a national defense strategy to protect Lebanon and that a national dialogue about this strategy should be launched in order to contain any rifts it might...

National Bloc: Ridding the judiciary from corruption should be followed up to the end in order to establish rule of law

The Lebanese National Bloc Party stated that the process of purifying the judicial body of corruption is a long-awaited positive initiative, and will be a cornerstone in creating the rule of law in the country as well as fighting corruption,...

National Bloc: Electricity plan lacks transparency and its bill is ambiguous

In view of the prevailing mistrust and the sizeable fiscal needs for reform in the electricity sector, the Lebanese National Bloc Party pointed out that the draft law passed by the Chamber of Deputies should have been reviewed by the...

National Bloc: Reduction of salaries is the result of the inability to fight waste and corruption

The Lebanese National Bloc Party pointed out that Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil's bold announcement about public sector salary reductions is conclusive evidence of his (and that of the ruling political class) to combat corruption, waste, and political favoritism. The Bloc...

National Bloc: Sectarian parties are not in the position to offer treatment to the ills they have inflicted on Lebanon

In light of the Parliament and Prime minister recognizing political favoritism and warning about Lebanon’s economic collapse, the Lebanese National Bloc Party feels the necessity to state that it was they, along with the parties/sects, and the ruling political powers,...

The National Bloc estimates $2.789 billion worth of public fund waste, citizens should not pay the price

The Lebanese National Bloc Party has identified a number of public fund waste channels that, if curbed, could cover the cost of reforms that the government has committed to. The Bloc warned of the measures that the government is currently...

National Bloc: Providing “honorable exits” for corrupt judges wrongs their victims twice

The Lebanese National Bloc Party asserts that the judiciary is the first and last resort for citizens and that it is the foundation of the rule of law. The Bloc considers purging the judicial body of corrupt elements a priority...