Aoun: We did not have any women candidates to nominate

Free patriotic Movement leader MP MP Michel Aoun commented to reporters after the weekly meeting of his parliamentary bloc about the lack of women ministers in the new cabinet by saying:”We did not have any women candidates to nominate , but we welcome their opinions, my house is full of women, and I am very popular among the female population.

The previous cabinet had two women ministers. This one has none.

Responding to U.S. position on the Cabinet he said : Let them be assured that justice will be completely met. We are not in a confrontation with the international community. We want the STL’s justice and we respect resolution 1701.

In response to a question about Fayez Karam’s possible release, Aoun said : A legal issue should remain in the hands of the judiciary, but some procedures should be amended.

Retired General Karam , a senior Free Patriotic Movement (FPM) official, was arrested by the Internal Security Forces (ISF) – Information Branch last August and was charged with espionage and providing Israel with information on Hezbollah, FPM leader Michel Aoun’s closest ally.

Hezbollah reportedly knew that Karam, was collaborating with Israel from the moment he was arrested last August , an Arab diplomat told Al-Balad newspaper in an interview published last October 22.

In response to question about the stance of Lebanese Forces leader samir geagea and Pahalnge party

leader Amin Gemayel he said : “If a person is an Owl what can I do ”

In response to a question about the withholding of confidence vote for the cabinet by some he said :

“We are currently dealing with this issue” . This was a possible reference to Minister Talal Arslan who resigned yesterday following the announcement of the cabinet and said his bloc will withhold the confidence vote .

The Lebanese women were angered by the lack of women in the cabinet .

“Needless to say the women’s movement rejects this total alienation of women from the cabinet and in the Lebanese political arena in general. And yet, it comes as no surprise that our sectarian political system continues to place religious quotas as a priority over the representation and issues of any group in Lebanon. From minority groups to even majority groups, we are still unable to form strong lobbies to demand a share in this country’s decision-making spheres. Women’s issues have no representatives and neither do youth issues or social issues in a cabinet of ministries that are supposed to work on specialized sectors that run and govern the country.” A press release posted on Nasawiya website sttaed yesterday following the announcement of the cabinet.

One woman observer told Ya Libnan : “Women represent half the population of Lebanon. This is a paralyzed cabinet “

  • Hannibal

    I am very popular among the female population he says…eh gigolo enta

    • kareemthehippy

      Jagal!!! Haha

    • kareemthehippy

      Jagal!!! Haha

  • I am very popular among the female population he says…eh gigolo enta

    • Anonymous

      Jagal!!! Haha

  • WOWWWW with leaders like aoun lebanon would of ran the world if they let him,

    I swear this guy really shows the courage and strength and experience to rule a

    goverment,and now we will show harriri and the thieves how a country should be run…

    Mabrook

    • libnan1

      Yes, yes … Affirmative. This government is going to get things done. I hope M14 support them in their quest for justice and anti corruption stand. Give them a chance, then you can judge them. Alef Mabrouk. A poem to follow … 

      • antar2011

        aya justice aya baloot.

        i do not expect a theive and a coward like Aoun who took govt money and deserted to do any reform.

        you will be disillusioned yourself of the man you support…not too long in the future.

    • Beiruti

      Better to be thieves for Lebanon, than thieves for Iran.

      • How can they be theieve for Iran when iran is giving them money and weapons…

        hmmm doesnt make sense  brother

        • antar2011

          you do not have to steal money to be called a thief.
          there are other things they stole.

        • libnan1

          I like to see couple women in the cabinet, they must be hot though; LBC hires some good ones.

          • Mazen_M

            You are so immature….that’s how you think about women? I don’t mind seeing more women in the cabinet because they have more brains than these morons in the government right now.

    • Beiruti

      Better to be thieves for Lebanon, than thieves for Iran.

      • How can they be theieve for Iran when iran is giving them money and weapons…

        hmmm doesnt make sense  brother

    • antar2011

      get real…you actually think that they are going to make anything better?

      how can they do that when they were the source of obstructing anything from the govt in which the others were forced to include them in. 

    • antar2011

      get real…you actually think that they are going to make anything better?

      how can they do that when they were the source of obstructing anything from the govt in which the others were forced to include them in. 

    • kamille1

      YOU MUST BE LIVING IN A FANTASY LAND…6 months to form a government AND YOU CALL THIS COMPETENCE..GET SOME BRAINS THEN COME BACK HERE AND COMMENT..PEOPLE LIKE YOU GIVE US A BAD RAP..i supported this idiot since the 80’s up till 2006 war, then one day i sat back and used my brains and said to myself what in the world has this idiot done for lebanon, for anybody in lebanon?? and i couldn’t come up with not one thing.. matter of fact i believe he was put in power in the 80’s for only 1 reason, render whatever was left of the lebanese army weak, and destroy the christian resistance, and he was brought back to lebanon in 2005 to finish destroying whatever was left of lebanon..mabrook michael.

  • WOWWWW with leaders like aoun lebanon would of ran the world if they let him,

    I swear this guy really shows the courage and strength and experience to rule a

    goverment,and now we will show harriri and the thieves how a country should be run…

    Mabrook

    • Anonymous

      Yes, yes … Affirmative. This government is going to get things done. I hope M14 support them in their quest for justice and anti corruption stand. Give them a chance, then you can judge them. Alef Mabrouk. A poem to follow … 

      • Anonymous

        aya justice aya baloot.

        i do not expect a theive and a coward like Aoun who took govt money and deserted to do any reform.

        you will be disillusioned yourself of the man you support…not too long in the future.

    • Anonymous

      Better to be thieves for Lebanon, than thieves for Iran.

      • How can they be theieve for Iran when iran is giving them money and weapons…

        hmmm doesnt make sense  brother

        • Anonymous

          you do not have to steal money to be called a thief.
          there are other things they stole.

      • How can they be theieve for Iran when iran is giving them money and weapons…

        hmmm doesnt make sense  brother

    • Anonymous

      get real…you actually think that they are going to make anything better?

      how can they do that when they were the source of obstructing anything from the govt in which the others were forced to include them in. 

    • Anonymous

      YOU MUST BE LIVING IN A FANTASY LAND…6 months to form a government AND YOU CALL THIS COMPETENCE..GET SOME BRAINS THEN COME BACK HERE AND COMMENT..PEOPLE LIKE YOU GIVE US A BAD RAP..i supported this idiot since the 80’s up till 2006 war, then one day i sat back and used my brains and said to myself what in the world has this idiot done for lebanon, for anybody in lebanon?? and i couldn’t come up with not one thing.. matter of fact i believe he was put in power in the 80’s for only 1 reason, render whatever was left of the lebanese army weak, and destroy the christian resistance, and he was brought back to lebanon in 2005 to finish destroying whatever was left of lebanon..mabrook michael.

  • one more comment,

    where are the clowns like zahra,and zaharaman,and kahraman,etcc that every morning

    would come out and say we dont see a goverment being formed in the near future,

    do what u guys do best,go back to raping the public but this time you cant do it  under

    mask of a goverment,look how miserable these jack ass leaders are that lebanon has a

    goverment,shows they really care bout lebanon..nothing but pricks in harriri sowed suits,,

  • one more comment,

    where are the clowns like zahra,and zaharaman,and kahraman,etcc that every morning

    would come out and say we dont see a goverment being formed in the near future,

    do what u guys do best,go back to raping the public but this time you cant do it  under

    mask of a goverment,look how miserable these jack ass leaders are that lebanon has a

    goverment,shows they really care bout lebanon..nothing but pricks in harriri sowed suits,,

  • libnan1

    You stud mister …… 

  • libnan1

    You stud mister …… 

  • Anonymous

    You stud mister …… 

  • Beiruti

    Yes Aoun we have a female candidate, you.

  • Anonymous

    Yes Aoun we have a female candidate, you.

    • Anonymous

      he is too ugly to be classified as a woman…or a man.

    • Anonymous

      he is too ugly to be classified as a woman…or a man.

  • I think Aoun is gay, he doesnt like women…oh well…he is gay, not that there is anything wrong with that.

    • he is, and he don’t even like boys

  • I think Aoun is gay, he doesnt like women…oh well…he is gay, not that there is anything wrong with that.

  • nbill

    I am surprised that he did not nomenate his wife or his daugther or niece or even grand daughter…. its a family thing… no big deal…everybody will understand since, all politicians in Lebanon are families……..

    • antar2011

      well he has his son in law and the son of his brother’s wife there….

      thank Allah he has no sons….can you imagine how he would have turned out to be?

      one Aoun is more then enough for lebanon to forcefully swallow.

  • nbill

    I am surprised that he did not nomenate his wife or his daugther or niece or even grand daughter…. its a family thing… no big deal…everybody will understand since, all politicians in Lebanon are families……..

  • Anonymous

    I am surprised that he did not nomenate his wife or his daugther or niece or even grand daughter…. its a family thing… no big deal…everybody will understand since, all politicians in Lebanon are families……..

    • Anonymous

      well he has his son in law and the son of his brother’s wife there….

      thank Allah he has no sons….can you imagine how he would have turned out to be?

      one Aoun is more then enough for lebanon to forcefully swallow.

    • Anonymous

      well he has his son in law and the son of his brother’s wife there….

      thank Allah he has no sons….can you imagine how he would have turned out to be?

      one Aoun is more then enough for lebanon to forcefully swallow.

  • libnan1

    Ya Aoun, Ya General

    When things went bad as they sometimes will;
    When the road you’re walking seems uphill;
    When the funds are low, and the debts are high;
    When caring for Lebanon press you down a bit;
    Stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit;
    Take it easy if you must, but don’t you quit.

  • libnan1

    Ya Aoun, Ya General

    When things went bad as they sometimes will;
    When the road you’re walking seems uphill;
    When the funds are low, and the debts are high;
    When caring for Lebanon press you down a bit;
    Stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit;
    Take it easy if you must, but don’t you quit.

  • Anonymous

    Ya Aoun, Ya General

    When things went bad as they sometimes will;
    When the road you’re walking seems uphill;
    When the funds are low, and the debts are high;
    When caring for Lebanon press you down a bit;
    Stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit;
    Take it easy if you must, but don’t you quit.

  • libnan1

    I like to see couple women in the cabinet, they must be hot though; LBC hires some good ones.

  • Anonymous

    I like to see couple women in the cabinet, they must be hot though; LBC hires some good ones.

    • Anonymous

      You are so immature….that’s how you think about women? I don’t mind seeing more women in the cabinet because they have more brains than these morons in the government right now.

  • kamille1

    i can’t believe that no lebanese leaders have shown some outrage on this comment..4 million people and he can’t find 1 woman that is qualified???? news general, my 15 year old daughter can do it better then you and your son in law a million time better.

  • kamille1

    i can’t believe that no lebanese leaders have shown some outrage on this comment..4 million people and he can’t find 1 woman that is qualified???? news general, my 15 year old daughter can do it better then you and your son in law a million time better.

  • Anonymous

    i can’t believe that no lebanese leaders have shown some outrage on this comment..4 million people and he can’t find 1 woman that is qualified???? news general, my 15 year old daughter can do it better then you and your son in law a million time better.

  • AIC

    Aoun: “We did not have any women candidates to nominate”

  • AIC

    Aoun: “We did not have any women candidates to nominate”

  • I quote ” my house is full of women, and I am very popular among the female population”. is Michel Aoun the next Bonga Bonga politician?

    • ghzayel

      throughout his carreer aoun had a very bad habit of turning against his allies and allying himself with his previous enemies.

      he attacked the french after sheltering him for 15 years and prepared his return to lebanon.

      he attacked and still is attacking the us after the us granted him his wishes in congress to get rid of souria by helping him to pass un resolution 1559. 

      he conveniently forgot women in the new government, eventhough the majority of his supporters in the christian camp are female. 

  • I quote ” my house is full of women, and I am very popular among the female population”. is Michel Aoun the next Bonga Bonga politician?

    • Anonymous

      throughout his carreer aoun had a very bad habit of turning against his allies and allying himself with his previous enemies.

      he attacked the french after sheltering him for 15 years and prepared his return to lebanon.

      he attacked and still is attacking the us after the us granted him his wishes in congress to get rid of souria by helping him to pass un resolution 1559. 

      he conveniently forgot women in the new government, eventhough the majority of his supporters in the christian camp are female. 

    • Anonymous

      throughout his carreer aoun had a very bad habit of turning against his allies and allying himself with his previous enemies.

      he attacked the french after sheltering him for 15 years and prepared his return to lebanon.

      he attacked and still is attacking the us after the us granted him his wishes in congress to get rid of souria by helping him to pass un resolution 1559. 

      he conveniently forgot women in the new government, eventhough the majority of his supporters in the christian camp are female.