PSP and FPM feud escalates

Jumblatt called out the FPM's "revenge campaign" in reference to the recent decision by the Ministry of Environment to dismiss Nizar Hani.
by Annahar Staff

11 September 2018 | 13:05

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A file photo of PSP leader Walid Jumblatt

BEIRUT: The feud between the Progressive Socialist Party and Free Patriotic Movement escalated Tuesday after PSP leader Walid Jumblatt "rued the moment the FPM came into power."

Jumblatt took to Twitter basting the government's "negotiations with private generator owners instead of erecting a new power plant," before calling out the FPM's "revenge campaign" in reference to the recent decision by the Ministry of Environment to dismiss Nizar Hani. 

Hani, an environmental specialist, was dismissed for overreaching "his duties," according to a statement released by the Ministry. 

The move came in response to the Ministry of Education similarly dismissing one its employees, Hilda Khoury. 

The Ministry of Environment is currently chaired by Tarek Khatib, an FPM affiliate, while the Ministry of Education and Higher Learning is headed by Marwan Hamadeh, a PSP member. 


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