It is necessary to hold elections next June and hold a referendum on the constitution, incumbent Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh said on Wednesday.
Speaking in a public meeting with parliamentary candidates, Dbeibeh stressed that his government was born “to establish democracy and build a constitutional basis for elections”.
“We cannot give up on implementing a permanent constitution in the country,” he added. Furthermore, he called for a “clear and evident separation of powers”.
“Parliament has no right to interfere with other authorities,” he concluded, referring to the decision of the House of Representatives to replace him a new prime minister, Fathi Bashagha.