Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri said he won’t comment on Jebran Bassil’s speech “whatever he says.”
Berri told Nidaa al-Watan newspaper, in remarks published Wednesday, that the Constitutional Council decision was made, and that “we should abide by it.”
Free Patriotic Movement chief Jebran Bassil had lashed out, in a televised speech Tuesday, at Hizbullah and Amal Movement over the Constitutional Council’s failure to issue a ruling on an appeal filed by his bloc against the electoral law’s amendments.
Bassil also claimed having received a phone call and a proposal prior to the Constitutional Council’s decision, asking the FPM to accept voting in parliament in favor of the formation of the Higher Council for the Trial of Presidents and Ministers, in return for the Constitutional Council accepting his bloc’s appeal. He said that he refused the “bargain.”
“A clear political decision was led by the Shiite duo in the Constitutional Council, which will have political consequences,” Bassil decried.