The Lebanese Minister of Information in the new government of Nabil Mikati, George Kordahi, was asked an embarrassing question by a Lebanese newspaper reporter at the moment he arrived at the airport, returning from the Emirates to exercise the duties of his new position.
The question that the journalist put to Qardahi was a comment that spread on social networks, written by users as a joke, saying that he moved from the “Who will win the million” program to the “Who will steal the million” government?
George Kordahi in an embarrassing situation
“Kirdahi” responded by saying: “You responded,” describing some comments on the formation of the new government as “shameful and flawed.”
It is noteworthy that George Kordahi arrived at Rafic Hariri Airport in Beirut, yesterday, Sunday, September 12, 2021, coming from the Emirates, two days after the announcement of the formation of the new Lebanese government and his appointment as Minister of Information.
This also called “Qardahi” to give a chance to the new government, and asked the media to stay away from the “climate of frustration and fracture in the country”, and give “a dose of hope to the Prime Time Zone,” as he put it.
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Qardahi had also called on his country’s media not to host politicians and analysts who herald Lebanon as “hell.”
“I want the media to refrain from hosting politicians and analysts who always promise us hell,” he said, without naming them.
He added: “Some of the geniuses and analysts who appeared on the media screens during the past two days and analyzed the formation of the government and the quotas (..) let them allow us to work and calm down a little.”
The new Lebanese government
It is noteworthy that the Lebanese government, headed by Mikati, was formed last Friday after 13 months of stumbling after the resignation of the caretaker government headed by Hassan Diab on August 10, 2020, 6 days after a catastrophic explosion in the port of Beirut.
The Lebanese hope that the new government will put an end to the severe economic crisis that has hit the country since late 2019, which led to a financial collapse and a record rise in poverty rates, as well as a shortage of fuel, medicine and other basic commodities.
The new government faces major challenges, as it will have to curb the economic collapse in Lebanon, which is mired in a crisis described by the World Bank as the worst since 1850.
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The new government also has the task of stabilizing the national currency, and combating hyperinflation and the scarcity of basic materials. According to the Crisis Monitor at the American University of Beirut, the cost of food has jumped by 700% in the past two years.
The government will also have to address the serious shortages of medicine, fuel, and electricity that endanger public health and paralyze hospitals, businesses, and industries.
This comes while 78% of the Lebanese Prime Time Zone currently live below the poverty line, compared to less than 30% before the crisis, according to the United Nations.
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