Noticias

Creciente rechazo en Líbano contra sistema de contratación doméstica

23 Mayo 2019
Líbano
Fuente: 
Prensa Latina
Un rechazo cada vez más creciente surge en El Líbano contra el sistema de patrocinio kafala, diseñado para contratar trabajadores domésticos inmigrantes, tras informes sobre abusos, maltratos y suicidios.
 
Según reportes de organizaciones no gubernamentales, kafala atrapó a las domésticas foráneas en una red de maltrato que abarca explotación, trabajo forzado y trata de personas.
 

Protesta en El Líbano exige fondos para personas con discapacidades

23 Mayo 2019
Líbano
Fuente: 
Prensa Latina
Una protesta generalizada en todo El Líbano, exigió hoy fondos para que se mantengan los servicios a personas con necesidades especiales sujetas a afectaciones por posibles recortes en el presupuesto de 2019.
 
Cientos de personas con discapacidades y trabajadores sociales que los atienden salieron a las calles desde la norteña ciudad de Akkar hasta la sureña Nabatiye.
 

Enfrentamientos entre exmilitares y policía en Líbano durante las protestas contra los recortes

21 Mayo 2019
Líbano
Fuente: 
ASIA TIMES

Un centenar de militares retirados se han enfrentado este lunes con las fuerzas de seguridad, que han empleado cañones de agua para impedir una intentona de asaltar el Gran Serrallo de Beirut, la sede oficial donde se celebraba un Consejo de Ministros para aprobar importantes recortes en el gasto público, incluidas las pensiones de exmilitares.

El Líbano aplaza debate sobre presupuesto en medio de protestas en todo el país

16 Mayo 2019
Líbano
Fuente: 
Prensa Latina
Como una novela por entregas y sin fin, el debate del presupuesto libanés vuelve a aplazarse, ahora hasta mañana, mientras la percepción popular sigue en ascuas por posibles recortes salariales, de prestaciones e incentivos. 
Pese a una creciente presión para acabar de aprobarlo y remitirlo a discusión en el Parlamento se mantienen desacuerdos en los planes de cómo reducir despilfarros, corrupción y aplicar reformas ganadoras.
 

As Lebanon leaders talk austerity, protesters cry ‘thieves!’

10 Mayo 2019
Líbano
Fuente: 
HERALD LEADER

Dozens of Lebanese military and security veterans burned tires and shouted angrily outside government offices on Friday, their second protest in less than two weeks amid fears a proposed austerity budget may affect their pensions and benefits.

The protesters gathered in downtown Beirut as ministers met to discuss a budget bill that aims to cut public spending and tackle a national debt that stands at more than 150% of GDP. They denounced leaked reports of cuts to their pensions, calling on the government to address corruption instead.

Hariri to Hand Aoun First Govt. Format Following Consultations

09 Jun 2018
Líbano
Fuente: 
Naharnet

Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri is expected to meet with President Michel Aoun over the weekend to assess the developments as per the formation of the new government after completing consultations, al-Joumhouria daily reported on Saturday.

Two weeks after his designation, “Hariri is set to present the first government format, a Cabinet comprised of 30 ministers distributed on various political parties very much similar to the current caretaker Cabinet,” unnamed sources told the daily.

Constitutional Council Says 17 Election Appeals Filed

07 Jun 2018
Líbano
Fuente: 
Naharnet

Head of the Constitutional Council Issam Suleiman announced on Thursday that 17 appeals have be filed to the Council contesting the results of the parliamentary elections.

Suleiman said the appeal “does not stop the results of the elections. Elected candidates are considered lawmakers as soon as the results are announced,” he said during a press conference one day after the deadline for submitting appeals expired.

Debate Lingers over Number of Govt.

07 Jun 2018
Líbano
Fuente: 
Naharnet

In spite of “optimistic atmospheres” of Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri that he is putting “maximum effort” to line-up the government, the formation path “has not witnessed any announced contacts” since his return from Riyadh, amid indecisiveness on whether it should include 32, 30 or 26 portfolios, al-Joumjouria daily reported on Thursday.

Sources of al-Mustaqbal Movement told the daily “although consultations are still young, but they are in progress.” They said Hariri wants to balance between the aspirations of political parties and the need to form a government."

"30-Minister Cabinet to Be Formed" said Hariri

06 Jun 2018
Líbano
Fuente: 
Naharnet

Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri announced on Tuesday during a Iftar in Beirut that the government to be formed will be comprised of 30 ministers.

“The government that we will form hopefully will be of 30 ministers, this is the maximum that I can announce, and cooperation is ongoing with all parties to accomplish this task,” said Hariri in a speech he made.

“I am optimistic that all political parties are cooperating to form this government. If we want to please each party regarding the number of ministers it wants, we would form a government of 50 ministers,” he added.

Baabda Assures ‘New Govt to Isolate No One’

02 Jun 2018
Líbano
Fuente: 
Naharnet

Lebanon’s new government to be formed by PM-designate Saad Hariri will not “isolate” any political party, amid assurances that any obstacle threatening the formation process will be “overcome,” al-Joumhouria daily reported on Saturday.

Sources of President Michel Aoun said: “The new government will not isolate anyone,” noting that the “Lebanese Forces are not targeted at all,” and that their concerns have been addressed during a meeting between the President and LF chief Samir Geagea.

LF Concerned of Bassil’s Attempt to Break their Relation with Aoun

30 Mayo 2018
Líbano
Fuente: 
Naharnet

The Lebanese Forces emphasized eagerness to maintain good relations with President Michel Aoun, voicing fears that outgoing Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil “seeks to break” their ties with the “presidential term,” al-Joumhouria daily reported on Wednesday.

“Bassil wants to blow the LF relationship with the presidential term,” by allocating the share of the president in the new government to figures belonging to his “political line,” LF sources told the daily on condition of anonymity.

One of ‘Obstacles’ Facing Hariri

29 Mayo 2018
Líbano
Fuente: 
Naharnet

One of the "main obstacles" facing PM-designate Saad Hariri’s bid to form a new government is “Hizbullah’s demand that a ministerial seat be allocated to a Sunni deputy close to the party,” the Saudi Asharq al-Awsat daily reported on Tuesday.

“The party has presented its demand to Hariri during Monday’s consultations, and is expected to reiterate it later on,” well-informed sources told the daily on condition of anonymity.

Hariri Wraps Up One-Day Govt. Consultations with Parliamentary Blocs

28 Mayo 2018
Líbano
Fuente: 
Naharnet

Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri on Monday held one-day, unbinding consultations with the parliamentary blocs and deputies in Nejmeh Square, kicking off his bid to form a new government.

Hariri first met with Speaker Nabih Berri, and afterwards met separately with former PM Tammam Salam and ex-PM Najib Miqati.

Salam made remarks to reporters after the meeting saying although everyone is calling for a quick Cabinet formation, “but I don’t think it should be rushed.”

New Govt. to be Formed around Eid al-Fitr

27 Mayo 2018
Líbano
Fuente: 
Naharnet

The line-up of the new government is likely to be announced on the eve of the Eid al-Fitr holiday or shortly afterwards, a media report said.

"The parties' demands regarding portfolios and shares will not become totally clear before the end of the one-day official consultations that PM-designate Saad Hariri will hold Monday with the parliamentary blocs," political sources informed on the formation process told al-Hayat daily in remarks published Sunday.

Govt. Policy Statement Under ‘International Scrutiny’

26 Mayo 2018
Líbano
Fuente: 
Naharnet

Lebanon’s upcoming new government to be lined up under Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri “may adopt the format of the previous government's policy statement regarding a clause on Hizbullah’s resistance,” the pan-Arab al-Hayat daily reported on Saturday.

Quoting political sources who spoke on condition of anonymity, they said the government may adhere to the same clauses on Hizbullah’s resistance as the ones mentioned in the policy statement back in 2016.

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