Lebanon's president offers to abolish confession-based distribution of ministerial posts
By 22 September 2020
President Michel Aoun of Lebanon (photo credit: European Parliament/flickr)
Lebanese President Michel Aoun presented on Monday an offer to abolish the sectarian principle to distribute portfolios among the country's ministries and implement the constitutional system in a bid to resolve the fresh government crisis. [ . . . ] "There is a need to return to the constitution, as it does not stipulate the conferment of a specific ministry to a particular religious confession. I propose to cancel the confessional distribution of ministerial posts," Aoun told a press conference at the Baabda presidential palace.
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