Friday, February 27, 2009

Lebanon's 'fateful' elections: M8 victory & Saad Hariri premiership?

Qifa Nabki, here
"....Why not? Makes perfect sense when you think about it. Nasrallah is lowering expectations for any sweeping changes while he calls for power-sharing and national unity. Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia and Syria are burying the hatchet, while Fouad al-Saniora is shown the door. Saad’s current protestations notwithstanding, it is not so hard to imagine a deal being worked out to make everybody happy, wolves and lambs alike.
Of course, should such an arrangement come to pass, it would represent a high-water mark of cynicism, even for Lebanon. For what better way to drive home to the miserable Lebanese electorate that its fate – as determined by the long-heralded ‘fateful’ elections – is to endure four more years of the same old faces in the same old positions, despite having voted the opposition coalition into power?"

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I’ve been told by heavy weights in the M8 Camps that the opposition has been working to bring in a respectable and low profile PM to the scene after the Lebanese parliamentary elections, and definitely not Saad Hariri.