Marada Movement leader Sleiman Frangieh on Tuesday held a press conference in which he confirmed that his political party would not be joining the new cabinet; however, he also affirmed that if veto power was to be given to a certain party, his team would not stand in the way.
"We support our allies, but we must believe in what we are doing," Frangieh said, dismissing calls for an "independent government" an "unrealistic proposal."
"We don't support a government of independent figures," he reaffirmed, calling on protesters to give the proposed cabinet line-up names a chance. "The proposed names are clean," he asserted.
Frangieh also stressed that Marada Movement would not accept a third or fourth degree ministerial portfolio.
"We will not accept attempts to break our ranks. We stand side-by-side with our allies," Frangieh said, expressing keenness on his party's relationship with Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri and Hezbollah Chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah.
"The people's pain is real, and the ruling class must search for the cause of the revolution," he added, deeming the demands of the revolution mostly righteous. "We bear responsibility with the other members of the ruling team."
Frangieh however made clear that his political party had not participated in the establishment of the country's economic policies.
"We never voted on any economic decision during the days of Prime Minister Rafic Hariri," he affirmed, stressing the need to combat corruption and to reform the economic situation in Lebanon in a way that does not affect small depositors.