Introduction: The government published its economic reform plan describing it as a “rescue plan” claiming that it is the first time in Lebanon’s recent history that a comprehensive plan is put on the table. The plan quantifies the financial losses in the country’s treasury which was produced by tri-sided entities composed of the sectarian parties who enjoy a strong alliance with the financial oligarchy, commercial banks, and the Central Bank.
The popular uprising of October 17, 2019 has created a new political scene in Lebanon. Hundreds of thousands of Lebanese, from all corners of the country and all affiliations, flocked to the streets to demand a radical change of the confessional and rentier capitalist regime that has impoverished the people and led them to choose between emigration and unemployment.
International Communist Press (ICP) made an interview with Omar El Deeb, member of the Political Bureau responsible for International Relations of the Lebanese Communist Party (LCP), on the events in Lebanon and political evaluations of the LCP.
Fresh protests were registered in Lebanon over the weekend, with the failure of the country’s ruling elites to resolve the political crisis following the resignation of Saad Hariri as prime minister. The political climate in Lebanon is increasingly unstable as the future of the country remains undetermined following the resignation of Prime Minister Saad Hariri.