Suleiman, Aoun lost the battle for Interior Ministry, report

It appears that President Michel Suleiman has lost the battle for the ministry of Interior . Al-Akhbar newspaper which is closely linked to Hezbollah reported that the president is ready to give up on his demand for the interior ministry portfolio provided it is allocated to a neutral figure.

Al-Akhbar quoted informed sources as saying that Suleiman called PM Designate Nagib Mikati on Wednesday to inform him about his new stance.

The only “so called” neutral parties that will be represented in the new cabinet are : Mikati, Suleiman and MP Walid Jumblatt. If Suleiman is out then either Jumblatt or Mkati will be awarded the interior ministry.

The dispute between and Free patriotic Movement leader MP Michel Aoun and the president over the ministry of interior has reportedly been the main reason behind the delay in the cabinet formation . Suleiman’s conditional offer means that Aoun also lost the battle.

Technocrats

Ya Libnan reported yesterday that Mikati has 2 cabinet lineups in his pocket : The First list includes politicians and technocrats and the 2nd is technocratic only .

But Amal Movement MP Michel Moussa said on Thursday that it is unlikely a cabinet of technocrats would be granted the parliament’s vote of confidence.

“What is being asked for is the formation of a cabinet made up of a political party to deal with the different political issues in the country,” he told Voice of Lebanon radio, adding that it is clear the cabinet will include politicians as well as technocrats.

Similarly Free patriotic Movement MP Alain Aoun told Voice of Lebanon on Thursday that his party wants a cabinet of politicians as opposed to a technocratic one adding that most of the blocs in March 8 alliance will not approve a cabinet of technocrats . Aoun also said that ” it would be for the best if the Interior Ministry portfolio is granted to FPM bloc”

  • Leborigine

    There is no neutral politician in Lebanon. There is either syrian or non syrian sympathisers.
    What I recommend is the non syrian sympathisers should run the country and the syrian sympathisers should move to syria and get done from behind Greek style by the democratic syrians when they gain control in the near future.

  • Anonymous

    There is no neutral politician in Lebanon. There is either syrian or non syrian sympathisers.
    What I recommend is the non syrian sympathisers should run the country and the syrian sympathisers should move to syria and get done from behind Greek style by the democratic syrians when they gain control in the near future.

  • Leborigine

    So shall it be written, so shall it be done!

  • Leborigine

    So shall it be written, so shall it be done!

  • Anonymous

    So shall it be written, so shall it be done!

  • Lebanon89

    Leborigine, what you said makes me thing of “post-colonial psychology”. Analysts published that some people who have been colonized refuse to believe in themselves. The beat themselves down the way their colonizers beat them. Some of us in Lebanon don’t have that problem, we don’t think the choice is to be a pet of one country or the other, we advocate a uniquely Lebanese agenda. Just because we don’t cheer under the poster of the Saudi king (the mother ship of banana republics in the middle east), that does not make us pro-Syria. We are pro-Lebanon, and those who find that unbelievable are simply still thinking like colonial subjects. The Lebanese patriotic movement, the only one that ever opposed Syria while it occupied us, used to be asked “are you pro-Syria and pro-Israel”. We got a snicker from self-deprecating Lebanese people when we said neither, we’re pro-Lebanon. We still get the same snicker and disbelief when we tell you, that we’re not pro-Syria nor pro-Saudi Arabia, we’re pro-Lebanon. Get over your post-colonial thinking, get used to being Lebanese, let go of the Saudi mother ship.

  • Anonymous

    Leborigine, what you said makes me thing of “post-colonial psychology”. Analysts published that some people who have been colonized refuse to believe in themselves. The beat themselves down the way their colonizers beat them. Some of us in Lebanon don’t have that problem, we don’t think the choice is to be a pet of one country or the other, we advocate a uniquely Lebanese agenda. Just because we don’t cheer under the poster of the Saudi king (the mother ship of banana republics in the middle east), that does not make us pro-Syria. We are pro-Lebanon, and those who find that unbelievable are simply still thinking like colonial subjects. The Lebanese patriotic movement, the only one that ever opposed Syria while it occupied us, used to be asked “are you pro-Syria and pro-Israel”. We got a snicker from self-deprecating Lebanese people when we said neither, we’re pro-Lebanon. We still get the same snicker and disbelief when we tell you, that we’re not pro-Syria nor pro-Saudi Arabia, we’re pro-Lebanon. Get over your post-colonial thinking, get used to being Lebanese, let go of the Saudi mother ship.

    • Anonymous

      Lebanon89, I am heavily pondering where you got the idea that I am pro Saudi Arabia. If you have read my posts, I am nothing but pro Lebanese. I would probably agree with what you said if you have pointed that advise to the pro syrians, pro israelis or pro KSA. If you read my post clearly, I said politician, not your standard Lebanese citizen. I believe that your average Lebanese citizen is only pro Lebanese, but the remaining 55-60% and lets not kid ourselves are pro syrian, and they are the ones who label us as zionists and pro israeli, pro american, pro KSA or pro european and they are the ones who are suffering from “post colonial psychology”.

  • libnan1

    I like president Suleiman, but Aoun looks more affirmative. Nice blue tie, hopefully in couple of years we’ll see you with the presidential seal.

    • Fadi81

      lol, ah It kinda looks like Aoun is slouching or has a bad back-but Sulieman on the other hand looks more affirmative with the “official Lebanese” sash!

      blue tie= meh
      Lebanese Sash= affirmative

    • Fadi81

      lol, ah It kinda looks like Aoun is slouching or has a bad back-but Sulieman on the other hand looks more affirmative with the “official Lebanese” sash!

      blue tie= meh
      Lebanese Sash= affirmative

  • Anonymous

    I like president Suleiman, but Aoun looks more affirmative. Nice blue tie, hopefully in couple of years we’ll see you with the presidential seal.

    • Anonymous

      lol, ah It kinda looks like Aoun is slouching or has a bad back-but Sulieman on the other hand looks more affirmative with the “official Lebanese” sash!

      blue tie= meh
      Lebanese Sash= affirmative

  • antar2011

    good…game set match…

    results are known at last!

    now could anyone form a govt and save the lebanese heartache?!

  • Anonymous

    good…game set match…

    results are known at last!

    now could anyone form a govt and save the lebanese heartache?!