Al-Rahi Urges ‘Technocrat-Political Government’

Al-Rahi Urges ‘Technocrat-Political Government’

Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi on Sunday called for the formation of what he called a “technocrat-political government.”

“A new integrated and harmonious technocrat-political government must be formed and it must rise to the level of the challenges cited by the President during the iftar banquet at the presidential palace on Wednesday,” al-Rahi said in his Sunday Mass sermon.

He said the challenges are “domestic unity, giving the priority to the national interest, approving an economic rise plan, devising practical steps for resolving the growing Syrian refugee crisis, and combating rampant corruption in state institutions.”

“We add to them the need to conduct reforms and to modernize the administrative and financial sectors and structures,” the patriarch added.