"Time is not in our favor, so we cannot voice promises. We must stick to the last serious opportunity to build the state, because the deterioration we have achieved at the economic and social levels is dangerous. What concerns us now is work and productivity within this government," said member of Strong Lebanon bloc, MP Assaad Dergham.
Asked about the 100-day deadline given by Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil, Dergham stressed that "accountability begins by raising the political cover off corrupt people."
He pointed out that "the fight against corruption will be a reformist policy. The government undertakes to develop a general national strategy to combat corruption by taking quick and effective measures in the sectors most vulnerable to corruption."
"The ministerial statement is very positive. (...) There is consensus on the need to end the file of displaced Syrians because Lebanon is exhausted by the pressure of displacement," he said, stressing that the objecting voices will not have any negative effects.
"Everyone must learn from the Palestinian experience," Dergham added in this context.
"There is no time to waste. (...) I do not think that any political team can bear the government's failure," he concluded.
Source: National News Agency