The power to obstruct

But, given the Lebanese complex political system, the procedure was turned by politicians into a tool to promote their own political influence.
by Bassem Ajami

30 March 2020 | 15:33

Source: by Annahar

  • by Bassem Ajami
  • Source: Annahar
  • Last update: 30 March 2020 | 15:33

In this photo released by the Lebanese Government, Lebanese President Michel Aoun, center, heads the cabinet meeting, at the Presidential Palace in Baabda, east of Beirut, Lebanon, Saturday, March. 7, 2020. (AP Photo)

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