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Quo Vadis, Article 62?

A panel discussion about the current double vacancy in the Executive in Lebanon: the presidential vacancy and the governmental vacancy.

On Tuesday, the 6th of December 2022, the Rule of Law Programme Middle East and North Africa (MENA) of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) organized a panel discussion on the current presidential vacuum in Lebanon as well as the current caretaker government by discussing the provisions of various constitutional articles pertaining to the matter. This event took place at Antwork, Hamra, Beirut

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The event started with opening remarks in which Mr. Philipp Bremer, the director of the Rule of Law Programme and the event moderator, introduced the present panelists: Me. Rina Constantine, LL.M., an international lawyer and international law and affairs advisor to the Lebanese Ministry of Justice; and Me. Edgard Abawatt, LL.M. - a constitutional expert and lecturer at Université La Sagesse.

The panelists tackled, among other things, the following questions:

What criteria could be used to assess whether presidential powers can or should be delegated to the caretaker government?

The caretaker government is limited to administrative functions. The major question being discussed in the public discourse is the following: can a caretaker government take over the presidential powers?

Is it possible for the caretaker government to meet? What decisions can it consider? What about the role of the parliament?

Legally electing a new president: what does Article 49 of the Constitution require, and how far should Article 75 be implemented during presidential election sessions, i.e. after the first round?

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Salam Al-Zahran

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Salam.Alzahran@kas.de +961 1 385 094 | +961 1 395 094

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