As a reformist candidate, Frem goals to deal with the political and financial crises which have plagued Lebanon in recent times, which have left the nation in dire straits.
Frem’s announcement comes at a time when Lebanon is going through important challenges, together with a extreme financial disaster, hovering inflation, and a political impasse that has left the nation with no functioning authorities for years.
Frem’s venture of rescue is geared toward addressing these challenges and bringing the nation again on monitor in the direction of stability and progress.
“I’m a reformist presidential candidate with a venture of salvation and unification up my sleeve,” the lawmaker advised Kuwaiti Al-Anba newspaper.
“The nation doesn’t want a president of coincidence, however a head of state with a transparent mission and a unifying venture based mostly on constructing the state establishments in order that they redraw the way forward for the Lebanese,” he stated.
“If we don’t decide to electing a president of the republic, designating a main minister and forming a authorities, — whereby voting must be for the unifying mission and venture the president and the federal government carry –, we’ll then face full chaos and undesired penalties, that are a stone’s throw away,” he warned.
“We’ve got reached a tipping level and a second of reality in our nation. Persons are hungry, in ache, and emigrating; establishments are agonizing; Lebanon is dying,” he deplored.
“What I’m proposing is predicated on figuring out a standard floor among the many political teams and societal elements, so as to attain an settlement after which embark on the rescue operation and exit the disaster,” he defined.
“The election of a president of the republic paves the best way for ending failure, which has for lengthy been the identify of the political sport, and for entering into a brand new period,” he continued.
“We’ve got to be open if we’re actually able to admit, as political teams and societal elements, that we wish to stay collectively,” he stated, stressing the need of addressing all considerations and of appearing responsibly so as to rebuild the Lebanese state and its establishments.
Tackling the frequent floor he touts, Frem highlighted the significance of constructing this floor on the idea of the social contract in tandem with clinching the nationwide contract.
“We will then endorse the required structural points, such because the expansive decentralization, the institution of a senate, the independence of the judiciary, the vote legislation and the nationwide safety coverage.”
“Identical to our nationwide contract, our social contract shouldn’t be based mostly on the sharing of quotas, however on complementarity, productiveness, and the simulation of all aspirations and considerations, beneath the ceiling of coexistence,” he underlined.
“That is the venture of rescue, and what issues is a previous settlement over it and over the persona who’s certified for conducting this rescue mission,” he stated.
“What is required is a president pushed by a mission and carrying a venture, a president who can reassure the Lebanese, the Arabs and the worldwide neighborhood, and who’s able to sparking the required constructive shock based mostly on his ethics on one hand, and his reliance on his individuals’s belief on the opposite,” he added.
He believes that the president of Lebanon ought to possess a complete understanding of the fragile balances and nationwide constants that the nation faces. Along with this, the president will need to have distinctive communication and persuasion expertise to bridge gaps between the Lebanese individuals. The president should even be adept at managing change, rebuilding establishments, and organizing and activating their buildings with most effectivity and productiveness.
“The parliamentary blocs are those who nominate (a president), and my identify is on the desk. I take into account myself a degree of convergence and at a demarcation line between the world of financial system and establishments’ constructing on one hand, and the world of public affairs and politics on the opposite,” he stated.
“The duty of salvation falls upon all people’s shoulder; it’s not restricted to 1 sect or one camp. Addressing the considerations of all of the nationwide elements is the duty of each sect and camp,” he concluded.
Frem is the chariman and CEO of INDEVCO Group, one among Lebanon’s greatest firms. He served as MP between 2018-2020 after which he resigned in protest of the federal government’s negligence shortly after the Beirut port blast.
In 2021, he launched Mission Watan, a political motion and initiative to “form a brand new artistic identification for Lebanon by means of large-scale reforms and severe plans for political, social, cultural and financial growth.”
In Could 2022, he was reelected as an Unbiased MP for the Maronite seat within the Keserwen and Byblos constituency.
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