Prime Minister Najib Miqati stressed Wednesday that “there can be no solution” for the political-judicial crisis “except through state institutions.”
“And there can be no solution imposed through obstruction or coercion,” Miqati added.
Noting that he will wait before calling for a Cabinet session, the premier hoped all parties “will become convinced to keep Cabinet away from anything that it has nothing to do with.”
“We had agreed that the judiciary is independent and that any dispute should be resolved in the judiciary, according to the Constitution’s articles and without any political interference,” Miqati added.
He also pointed out that he has sought and will “continue to seek a solution and back any step that would reconcile viewpoints.”
Cabinet has not convened since October 14, when a political crisis erupted over the investigations of Beirut port blast investigator Judge Tarek Bitar, with Hizbullah and Amal Movement demanding that a decision be taken in Cabinet to remove him over alleged bias. President Michel Aoun’s camp and other parties meanwhile said they reject political interference in the judiciary.