“The new government's form and structure are similar to the previous one, with the same promises and pledges being made,” Hankache said in an interview with the France 24 news channel.
“We would have hoped for a different government,” he said, renewing his call for early parliamentary elections that would produce a different political class.
“Had it been under different circumstances, we would’ve attended the session and withheld the confidence vote from this government like we did with its predecessor; however, this is an exceptional situation with ongoing 120-day protests,” he denoted.
“There are many options other than vacuum to work with. We have nominated people’s choice, Lebanon’s Former Ambassador to the UN Nawaf Salam to form a small government of experts, given his international connections, his competence and integrity,” Hankache responded to the question of which is the better end, vacuum or the current government.
“Even worse, this government pledged to implement measures to save the country from the economic crisis while it adopted the same renounced state budget of the previous government,” he elaborated.