Abi Ramia calls for giving new government a chance

MP Simon Abi Ramia considered Sunday that "we are before a new era after the October 17th revolution, in wake of the previous governments' failure in all dossiers," noting that the new government is "the best possible in light of the difficult circumst...

MP Simon Abi Ramia considered Sunday that "we are before a new era after the October 17th revolution, in wake of the previous governments' failure in all dossiers," noting that the new government is "the best possible in light of the difficult circumstances in which we live."

Speaking to "Voice of Lebanon" Radio Channel earlier today, Abi Ramia stressed that what is required at this stage is giving the new government a chance, adding, "It cannot be said that the government of PM Hassan Diab will succeed, but it needs to be given an opportunity and to work to persuade the demonstrators of the seriousness of its plan for the next stage."

"The first task before the new government is to stop the continued collapse," he said, noting that "everyone bears the responsibility for wasting precious opportunities, especially during the mandate of the previous national unity government."

"Betting on the failure of the current government, and obstructing its work by the blocs that did not participate in, it is not a victory for anyone but rather a collective suicide," warned Abi Ramia.

He added that "external support is really very important, but will be conditional to carrying out the required reforms."

Meanwhile, Abi Ramia called for pursuing the peaceful pressure in the street without cutting off roads or crippling movement in the country.

On the work of Parliament, Abi Ramia referred to "unfairness" towards the Parliament Council since the members of parliament are not decision-makers and do not commission tasks, unlike the cabinet ministers. He added: "Prior to the revolution, the Parliament did pass a set of laws that fight corruption."

Source: National News Agency