Waseem Al-Zuhairi-Beirut

The political crisis in Lebanon is still stalled despite the movement of consultations and contacts between the political forces to get out of the current crisis situation.

While the last hours did not record anything new in terms of agreement on the nomination of a figure in charge of forming a new government remains economic and financial concern at the top of the domestic scene, at a time of rising concern after a series of security events recorded in the past days in some areas.

Faced with this uncertain picture, a number of economic and productive sectors are crying out due to the financial crisis resulting from the scarcity of the dollar in the Lebanese markets and the rise in its exchange rate in the parallel markets against the Lebanese pound, which was reflected negatively in various fields.

In the manifestations of the ongoing series of crises, petrol stations began an open strike because of what they called the extent of the losses sustained by the sector as a result of the existence of two dollar pricing in the Lebanese market.

The Syndicate of fuel station owners said that the Bank of Lebanon and the importers of oil derivatives did not abide by the agreement with the union, while none of the promises made by the Prime Minister, according to the Syndicate statement.

Various economic and productive sectors in Lebanon warn that the continuation of the crisis will lead to a greater collapse (Al-Jazeera)

Warnings of the worst
In a poll of citizens on the strike of fuel stations, says one of the taxi drivers for the island Net that the issue is not limited to hydrocarbons, saying that things are getting worse at various levels.

Work had declined for almost two years, and the situation had recently been aggravated by the accumulation of wrong policies.

For his part, says one of the lawyers that the overall social status of living has reached a dangerous stage, considering that political officials are deliberately through their behavior to restrict the citizens for their livelihood, expressing fears of a great security vibration if officials continue in what he described as a policy of indifference.

The representative of the companies that distribute fuel Fadi Abu Chakra that officials in the Lebanese state did not keep their promises, and pointed out that the owners of the stations are unable to bear more losses.

Abu Shakra explained to Al Jazeera Net that the price table issued by the Lebanese Ministry of Energy depends on the pricing of the dollar by 1507 Lebanese pounds, while the actual price in parallel markets reached 2200 pounds, and this leads to a significant loss.

He said that the fuel stations committed to strike, hoping to reach a solution with the Ministry of Energy and the Bank of Lebanon and the rest of the concerned to secure the need for the stations of the dollar at the official price.

Banks placed restrictions on dollar withdrawals, causing confusion and high prices (Al Jazeera)

Lebanon's caretaker health minister, Jamil Jubak, has warned that the country's health sector has entered a very dangerous phase.

He added that Lebanon is facing what he described as a red line in the health sector, pointing out that there is a shortage of medical equipment and supplies.

In turn, the Lebanese economic authorities decided to suspend the strike, which was scheduled for three consecutive days this week to protest the delay in forming a government.

She said that her decision to cancel the strike was to maintain the continuation of private institutions to work in the service of the national economy in the difficult circumstances experienced by the country.

According to political analyst Ali Shukr that the political authority is in a state of confusion, stressing that the situation today has become serious, especially after the recent security tensions in some areas.

He thanked the island Net that the strike of fuel stations will reflect negatively on the daily performance of citizens, at a time warns other economic sectors of the announcement of the strike.

He said that there is a shortage of some food and high prices significantly, considering that these crises require the political authority to move quickly and not to wait.