Franjieh the consensus candidate for Interior Ministry?

The process of the government formation has gone back to square one.

The most recent cabinet formation proposal involves giving the Interior Ministry to Marada Movement leader and staunch ally of Syria MP Sleiman Franjieh, MTV reported on Saturday night.

Aoun’s latest verbal attack on President Michel Suleiman created another obstacle to the government formation process, leading the head of state to hold onto the interior ministry more than before.

This would be a “middle solution between [Free Patriotic Movement leader] MP Michel Aoun and President Michel Sleiman, but Franjieh is still hesitant,” the report said, without citing a source.

The station also reported that there is an alternate proposal whereby “the same [Interior Ministry] portfolio would go to a personality from the military who enjoys approval from both President Sleiman and MP Aoun.”

The FPM leader is insisting on getting the interior portfolio in addition to 11 other ministries.

“Forming the awaited cabinet now requires a long time,” Arab Tawhid Party leader Wiam Wahhab said on Saturday.

Prime Minister-designate Najib Mikati was appointed to the premiership on January 25 with the Hezbollah-led March 8 coalition’s backing and has called on all parties to join his cabinet.

Aoun is reportedly demanding certain ministerial portfolios – in particular the Interior Ministry – while other March 8 parties reportedly oppose this demand.

The portfolio is currently held by Minister Ziad Baroud, who is part of Sleiman’s cabinet bloc.

Wahhab called for the cabinet to be formed in order to “bear responsibility and confront suspect plots and plans,” according to the National News Agency (NNA).

He also questioned the use of national unity governments, asking what they have accomplished in the past.

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  • Constantin7

    This is another proof that Aoun has become an agent to Syria who does not want any sort of order or government in Lebanon in the first place to tell the world that “without Syria Lebanon cannot govern itself”, even if this government is of one color sided with Syria and the “so-called” resistance. What a negative factor is he this Aoun in the Lebanese puzzle, used by HA and Syria while filling his pockets with persian money. A power hunger man, pretending to protect Christians, when his behaviour has nothing Christian in it. One positive thing though is that time is not on his side and slowly people are going to realize that he is insane and loosing his mind, in the mean time we have to keep on hearing his barking!

    • VeryLost

      let us get rid of these politicians, join us on facebook !

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    • VeryLost

      let us get rid of these politicians, join us on facebook !

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    • lebnaneh

      lets hope you are wright and people start see thats he is insane and a piece of junke the only thing in his mind is money and fake power lets hope he will take all this money with him once he pop out but some howe aoun follower as as blind as a bat so they will never be able see any truth

  • Anonymous

    This is another proof that Aoun has become an agent to Syria who does not want any sort of order or government in Lebanon in the first place to tell the world that “without Syria Lebanon cannot govern itself”, even if this government is of one color sided with Syria and the “so-called” resistance. What a negative factor is he this Aoun in the Lebanese puzzle, used by HA and Syria while filling his pockets with persian money. A power hunger man, pretending to protect Christians, when his behaviour has nothing Christian in it. One positive thing though is that time is not on his side and slowly people are going to realize that he is insane and loosing his mind, in the mean time we have to keep on hearing his barking!

    • Anonymous

      lets hope you are wright and people start see thats he is insane and a piece of junke the only thing in his mind is money and fake power lets hope he will take all this money with him once he pop out but some howe aoun follower as as blind as a bat so they will never be able see any truth

  • kareemthehippy

    Can I be interior minister instead? .. Please?

  • kareemthehippy

    Can I be interior minister instead? .. Please?

  • Anonymous

    Can I be interior minister instead? .. Please?

  • leymoun

    Aoun is showing the other March14 dhimmies how Christians should be treated in Lebanon!

    C&R bloc has 27MP’s. It is not only the largest Christian parliamentary bloc, but also the 2nd largest bloc in Parliament.

    Now he is demanding his rights. He does not owe anyone anything, and not asking from anyone anything. He is simply asking for his rights as president of the C&R bloc. He is asking for a sovereign ministry. He has the political and popular support to demand such a thing. Finance, Interior, Defence or Justice – let them give him one of them 🙂

    Secondly, if a one-sided government is formed, he is again asking for his right to a just representation. He will have the largest Parliamentary bloc of the new majority – 27/68 = 40%. Therefore asking for 40% of the cabinet with portfolios that represent his weight. Again, where is the problem?

    You guys see the word “Aoun” and just launch into a repetitive tirade without even bothering to see past your nose.

    He is asking for his right, just representation and the right to name his own ministers. That’s how things should be dealt with.

    If Mikati thinks he can form a government without Aoun – then let him. And then let him get the confidence vote in Parliament without Aoun’s bloc.

    • nabilabuzaid

      Aoun is an idiot and he sold his mother for a buck and that makes you an idiot too. He’s nothing but deceitful and a thug just his master Hezbollah. Aoun was the first to announce it was Syria behind Hariri assassinations and then few years later he retracted his statement. He says Syria is out of Lebanon yet it interferes on daily basis and every minute in Lebanon Affairs. It arms PLO groups like Ahmed Jibril and Fatal Al Islam. Did Aoun do anything for his supporters other than his own family? even his close buddies are criticizing him. His son-in-law owns Batroun and all the surrounding areas. He criticizes hariri for being corrput. how could just a minister owns so much in a short period. And that’s his onw son-in-law alone. There were leaks he got 90 millions dollars to his daughter account in France thry Syria. Also and most importantly at least Nassrallah sent his fighters to fight for prisnoers in Israel.Did Aoun ever force the Syrian to free up the Soldiers who were dragged in their underwears to Syrian Jails? what did he ever do to you people? I am not saying Geagea or anybody else did anything for me but where has Aoun Protected the Christians areas? every now and then we hear Hezbollah roaming Christians areas and intimidating the populations. In fact there were so man separate incidents of killing by Hezbollah the Christians were pleading for army protections. I am not sure what representations you’re talking about. All he does yells and screams. First he says he wants more power for the President when Hariri was the PM. Then now he wants to take away and take back every time he said. why don’t shut him up and you too also.

  • leymoun

    Aoun is showing the other March14 dhimmies how Christians should be treated in Lebanon!

    C&R bloc has 27MP’s. It is not only the largest Christian parliamentary bloc, but also the 2nd largest bloc in Parliament.

    Now he is demanding his rights. He does not owe anyone anything, and not asking from anyone anything. He is simply asking for his rights as president of the C&R bloc. He is asking for a sovereign ministry. He has the political and popular support to demand such a thing. Finance, Interior, Defence or Justice – let them give him one of them 🙂

    Secondly, if a one-sided government is formed, he is again asking for his right to a just representation. He will have the largest Parliamentary bloc of the new majority – 27/68 = 40%. Therefore asking for 40% of the cabinet with portfolios that represent his weight. Again, where is the problem?

    You guys see the word “Aoun” and just launch into a repetitive tirade without even bothering to see past your nose.

    He is asking for his right, just representation and the right to name his own ministers. That’s how things should be dealt with.

    If Mikati thinks he can form a government without Aoun – then let him. And then let him get the confidence vote in Parliament without Aoun’s bloc.

  • Anonymous

    Aoun is showing the other March14 dhimmies how Christians should be treated in Lebanon!

    C&R bloc has 27MP’s. It is not only the largest Christian parliamentary bloc, but also the 2nd largest bloc in Parliament.

    Now he is demanding his rights. He does not owe anyone anything, and not asking from anyone anything. He is simply asking for his rights as president of the C&R bloc. He is asking for a sovereign ministry. He has the political and popular support to demand such a thing. Finance, Interior, Defence or Justice – let them give him one of them 🙂

    Secondly, if a one-sided government is formed, he is again asking for his right to a just representation. He will have the largest Parliamentary bloc of the new majority – 27/68 = 40%. Therefore asking for 40% of the cabinet with portfolios that represent his weight. Again, where is the problem?

    You guys see the word “Aoun” and just launch into a repetitive tirade without even bothering to see past your nose.

    He is asking for his right, just representation and the right to name his own ministers. That’s how things should be dealt with.

    If Mikati thinks he can form a government without Aoun – then let him. And then let him get the confidence vote in Parliament without Aoun’s bloc.

    • Anonymous

      Aoun is an idiot and he sold his mother for a buck and that makes you an idiot too. He’s nothing but deceitful and a thug just his master Hezbollah. Aoun was the first to announce it was Syria behind Hariri assassinations and then few years later he retracted his statement. He says Syria is out of Lebanon yet it interferes on daily basis and every minute in Lebanon Affairs. It arms PLO groups like Ahmed Jibril and Fatal Al Islam. Did Aoun do anything for his supporters other than his own family? even his close buddies are criticizing him. His son-in-law owns Batroun and all the surrounding areas. He criticizes hariri for being corrput. how could just a minister owns so much in a short period. And that’s his onw son-in-law alone. There were leaks he got 90 millions dollars to his daughter account in France thry Syria. Also and most importantly at least Nassrallah sent his fighters to fight for prisnoers in Israel.Did Aoun ever force the Syrian to free up the Soldiers who were dragged in their underwears to Syrian Jails? what did he ever do to you people? I am not saying Geagea or anybody else did anything for me but where has Aoun Protected the Christians areas? every now and then we hear Hezbollah roaming Christians areas and intimidating the populations. In fact there were so man separate incidents of killing by Hezbollah the Christians were pleading for army protections. I am not sure what representations you’re talking about. All he does yells and screams. First he says he wants more power for the President when Hariri was the PM. Then now he wants to take away and take back every time he said. why don’t shut him up and you too also.