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Lebanese Expatriate

Young, educated, new faces in the Lebanese cabinet

It is quite interesting how some ironic statements become normal acceptable jargon in the world of Lebanese politics. If you have been following the news over the past, let’s say 2 months, you should have noticed the rise in the ‘futile-hope’ in the birth of the government.

 

Let us take a look at some of those daily repeated statement that insult the intellect of the Lebanese population, but somehow dominate the verbiage of newspapers and TV news.

 

“The new government will see the light on Monday”

 

“The birth of the new government is expected by the mid of February”,

 

“The new government will be formed based on the concept of rotation, with every minister serving 3 months”

 

The first statement makes it seem like this government is simply waiting underground for the rays of sunlight to bring it from the age of darkness.

 

Worst, the second statement portrays the government as some sort of progeny of a copulation of political powers. The only copulation that is indeed happening is that of the politicians penetrating the people and their livelihood and security every day. Besides, this melody of the birth of the government is no longer valid, as the pregnancy has gone well beyond the nine-month human pregnancy.

What would make sense though, if we consider the date of conception of the new government to be the date of appointment of Tammam Salam as prime minister (April 6 of 2013), is that the cabinet to be formed is that of donkeys. After all, donkeys are known to have a gestation period of 365 days.

 

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The new government will be formed based on the concept of rotation, with every minister serving 3 months”