Aoun is still fighting for the Ministry of Interior, report

Free patriotic Movement MP Alain Aoun told Al-Manar television on Saturday: “We are still fighting for the Ministry of Interior to be granted to our bloc,”

Aoun said that caretaker Interior Minister Ziad Baroud “has not been able to do the job and that anyone from their bloc would be able to carry out reforms if granted the Interior Ministry portfolio”.

Al-Hayat newspaper quoted some March 8 sources as saying in remarks published on Thursday that consultations between PM-designate Najib Mikati and Free Patriotic Movement leader Michel Aoun through the mediation of Hezbollah led to a ” partial agreement l.”

Aoun reportedly agreed to share 10 ministerial portfolios with his allies the Marada movement and the Tashnag party . One state ministerial portfolio is included in the share .

An agreement has reportedly also been reached over who shouldn’t get the ministry interior :

“Neither Caretaker Interior Minister Ziad Baroud , nor FPM”.

Baroud was hailed after the 2009 elections as one of the best ministers of Interior Lebanon has ever had . Even Aoun praised him.

Lebanon has been run by a caretaker government since last January. Mikati was appointed in January as the PM designate with the backing of the Hezbollah led-March 8 alliance, MPs Walid Jumblatt and Mohammad Safadi . March 14 leaders have repeatedly said that intimidation from Hezbollah’s weapons helped secure the parliamentary majority for Mikati’s nomination

Mikati until now he has not been able to form a cabinet. MP Michel Aoun’s demand that he should receive a blocking third of cabinet seats, including the Interior Ministry , currently part of President Michel Suleiman’s cabinet share has reportedly been the main reason behind the delay in cabinet formation.

One analyst told Ya Libnan: “The Hezbollah-led March 8 alliance is acting like ‘Ali Baba and the forty thieves’ and wondered how can a coalition of this sort govern the country if it can’t even form a cabinet .”

  • ghzayel

    despite trying to be the bullies and pretending to have all the answers on the lebanese political scene, the 8th of march group with the irrational and weird coalition of hizballah, berri, aoun, mikati, jumblatt, frangieh and their other minor players turned out to be nothing but a bunch of losers aimlessly running around with no directives from their syrian mentor busy battling his own people.

    few months have passed and yet they still could not form an acceptable government even among themselves, making the majority of the lebanese people including some 8th of march followers regret, despite its shortcomings, the departure of the last hariri government.

  • ghzayel

    despite trying to be the bullies and pretending to have all the answers on the lebanese political scene, the 8th of march group with the irrational and weird coalition of hizballah, berri, aoun, mikati, jumblatt, frangieh and their other minor players turned out to be nothing but a bunch of losers aimlessly running around with no directives from their syrian mentor busy battling his own people.

    few months have passed and yet they still could not form an acceptable government even among themselves, making the majority of the lebanese people including some 8th of march followers regret, despite its shortcomings, the departure of the last hariri government.

  • Anonymous

    despite trying to be the bullies and pretending to have all the answers on the lebanese political scene, the 8th of march group with the irrational and weird coalition of hizballah, berri, aoun, mikati, jumblatt, frangieh and their other minor players turned out to be nothing but a bunch of losers.

    few months have passed and yet they still could not form an acceptable government even among themselves, making the majority of the lebanese people including some 8th of march followers regret, despite its shortcomings, the departure of the last hariri government.

  • antar2011

    how could they lead a country when they are in disagreement themselves?

    and disagreement over what?…not over foreign policy or tax reform outlook for example but a disagreement over who gets the ministery that has the most money that’s to be put in their own pockets…the pigs.

    it is not really all their fault, it is the fault of poeple who made them leaders while they were made to beg for money from their leaders to the extent that they know no other way.

    as long as we have openly declared money sweeping greedy people like many in march 8, lebanon will become extinct sooner or later.

  • antar2011

    how could they lead a country when they are in disagreement themselves?

    and disagreement over what?…not over foreign policy or tax reform outlook for example but a disagreement over who gets the ministery that has the most money that’s to be put in their own pockets…the pigs.

    it is not really all their fault, it is the fault of poeple who made them leaders while they were made to beg for money from their leaders to the extent that they know no other way.

    as long as we have openly declared money sweeping greedy people like many in march 8, lebanon will become extinct sooner or later.

  • Anonymous

    how could they lead a country when they are in disagreement themselves?

    and disagreement over what?…not over foreign policy or tax reform outlook for example but a disagreement over who gets the ministery that has the most money that’s to be put in their own pockets…the pigs.

    it is not really all their fault, it is the fault of poeple who made you leaders over them while they were made to beg for money from yourselves to the extent theat they know no other way.

    as long as we have openly declared money sweeping greedy people like many in march 8, lebanon will become extinct sooner or later.

  • cocuaine

    i love Aoun

  • cocuaine

    i love Aoun

  • Anonymous

    i love Aoun

  • ohliban75

    Cocuaine,since you enjoy being a prankster by posting a senseless comments just to provoke and irritate others blantly by declaring your love allegiance to Aoun,frankly,it will be a much better way for you and more appropriate to show him your endless love, I tuly recommend that ” you should crawl up his ass and live there.

  • Anonymous

    Cocuaine,since you enjoy being a prankster by posting a senseless comments just to provoke and irritate others blantly by declaring your love allegiance to Aoun,frankly,it will be a much better way for you and more appropriate to show him your endless love, I tuly recommend that ” you should crawl up his ass and live there.

  • Anonymous

    Cocuaine,since you enjoy being a prankster by posting a senseless comments just to provoke and irritate others blantly by declaring your love allegiance to Aoun,frankly,it will be a much better way for you and more appropriate to show him your endless love, I tuly recommend that ” you should crawl up his ass and live there.