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Mikati: Economic situation dreadful, requires swift government formation
Friday, Jun 08, 2018

NNA - MP Najib Mikati stressed the need to speed up the formation of a new government to start a radical and in-depth treatment of all the problems in the country, mainly the political, financial and economic.

"Any delay or prolongation of the formation process will cause more financial bleeding and economic stagnation," he warned during his Tripoli meetings this Friday.

"We do not want to scare people or cause panic in the financial markets. We are following up on the measures taken by the Central Bank to secure financial stability and keep Lebanon away from the repercussions of external storms," Mikati added, stressing the need to accelerate the government formation (...) and issue the necessary legislation to resolve the economic files.

On a different note, he said that despite the fact that the naturalization decree is legal, the main reason for the confusion over it remains due to the way this file was approached.

"The disclosure of the citizenship decree, which was secretly prepared and issued before the government went into caretaking mode, has rekindled fears," Mikati said.

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