During an interview with Armenian News-NEWS.am, Editor-in-Chief of Lebanon’s Aztag Daily Shahan Kandaharian said active political processes are noticeable in Lebanon.
“Technocrats might come to power. The political forces, including oppositional forces, have declared that they won’t create obstacles. In any case, there are still certain issues that haven’t been agreed upon, but we can’t rule out more protests, taking into consideration the fact that this concerns radical changes. There might be snap parliamentary elections,” Kandaharian stated, adding that, by returning to Lebanon, France is trying to compensate for its de facto absence in Iraq, Syria and other ‘hot spots’ on the one hand, and aspires to ‘spoil the appetite’ of Turkey in the Mediterranean on the other hand.
As far as the Armenian community of Lebanon is concerned, Kandaharian believes the community finds the formation of a ‘salvation government’ appropriate. “The government needs to consist of competent managers who will solve the current issues through public consensus and will rule out political tension. Representatives of the Armenian community might also be appointed through systemic changes,” he concluded.