Aoun wants a strong president, may nominate Geagea !

aoun geagea defFree Patriotic Movement leader MP Michel Aoun said a new president should be elected with the largest possible majority.

Aoun’s remark was seen as a response to Marada movement leader MP Suleiman Franjieh , a stanch ally of Syrian President Bashar Assad who called on October 10, 2013 for electing a new president by simple majority instead of the two thirds majority.

“Electing a president with a simple majority is dangerous,” Aoun said in remarks published by An-Nahar newspaper on Saturday.

“The president should enjoy the widest possible consensus. He is unable to rule with a two-thirds majority, let alone 51 percent.”

The FPM leader also voiced his rejection to any extension of the term of President Michel Suleiman, saying that it would be akin to “an extension of the political vacuum.”

He also criticized Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea for opposing his candidacy.

“Geagea said that he is against my nominating him. He, as well as us, wants a strong president, and he considers himself a strong leader I will therefore nominate him.”

While reiterating his decision to refrain from nominating himself for the presidency , Aoun said that he would backtrack on the decision “if the decision makers in this issue wanted me.”

Aoun also linked the formation of a new government and the election of a president.
“The solution is through the formation of a new government. No government, no presidential elections.”

Aoun renewed his criticism of Caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati over his policies in the resigned cabinet.

On Tuesday, the FPM chief called on Mikati to “leave the Grand Serail.” He accused him of disassociating himself from local events.

Suleiman’s six-year term ends in May 2014. He has repeatedly said that he is against the extension of his own term. Extension of Suleiman’s mandate is virtually ruled out as the Hezbollah-led March 8 alliance is reported to be opposing it. Extension of the president’s mandate requires a two-third majority of MPs in the 128-member legislature.

There are major concerns that differences and lack of consensus among rival political parties would prevent the parliament from meeting and would lead to a vacuum in the presidency.

Meanwhile, Lebanon is still struggling to install a new cabinet, months after the resignation of caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati. Premier-designate Tammam Salam cited the pre-conditions imposed by the opposing March 14 and March 8 blocs as a reason behind the delay in the formation process.

Last June the Lebanese Parliament extended its own term until November 20, 2014 because of deteriorating security conditions related to Syria’s turmoil and because it was unable to agree on an electoral law.

According to some analysts come November 20, 2014 lebanon could still be without a parliament, without a president and without a cabinet. Other analysts are of the opinion that the recent American-Iranian accord could produce the consensus need for the election of a new president.

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  • dateam

    Free Patriotic Movement leader Michel Aoun has made a clear connection between the formation of a new government and the election of a president which he said should garner a huge support by the rival political parties.

    Aoun told An Nahar daily in an interview published on Saturday that he agreed with Lebanese Forces chief Samir Geagea on the need for a strong president.

    Geagea “considers himself strong. So I nominate him,” Aoun said MOCKINGLY. NAHARNET….I really wish the media in lebanon would get the facts right.

    • libnan1

      That is right dateam “mockingly” should be emphasized. Hariri’s media spin the facts.

      • dateam

        You like that?

        • libnan1

          Yes I do like that, it’s the truth. The last thing Aoun would do is support the head of a militia.

      • Rose Rohana

        Hariri ibn Saudi.

    • 5thDrawer

      Personally, I think they should just all leave the scene after proving such abject inability to run a country, or make a workable Constitution after 20 years, or a fair rule for casting votes.
      All they know how to do is run off at the mouth, or fight.
      Local bread-makers and hair-dressers in each community could do a better job. Those people, who actually WORK at something, might even be able to discover electricity.

      • dateam

        Its getting that way….

  • dateam

    Free Patriotic Movement leader Michel Aoun has made a clear connection between the formation of a new government and the election of a president which he said should garner a huge support by the rival political parties.

    Aoun told An Nahar daily in an interview published on Saturday that he agreed with Lebanese Forces chief Samir Geagea on the need for a strong president.

    Geagea “considers himself strong. So I nominate him,” Aoun said mockingly. NAHARNET….I really wish the media in lebanon would get the facts right.

    • libnan1

      That is right dateam “mockingly” should be emphasized. Hariri’s media spin the facts.

      • dateam

        You like that?

        • libnan1

          Yes I do like that, it’s the truth. The last thing Aoun would do is support the head of a militia.

      • Hind Abyad

        Hariri ibn Saudi.

    • 5thDrawer

      Personally, I think they should just all leave the scene after proving such abject inability to run a country. All they know how to do is run off at the mouth, or fight.
      Local bread-makers and hair-dressers in each community could do a better job. Those people, who actually WORK at something, might even be able to discover electricity.

      • dateam

        Its getting that way….

  • libnan1

    The only strong candidate for the presidency is The Great General Michel Aoun. Glory to the strong LEADER.

    • Tk

      A dumb like michel aoun as a President is an embarrasment for the lebanese community. It will the end of the christians in Lebanon.

      • libnan1

        I take it you don’t like Aoun :{

        • Maborlz Ez-Hari

          While your receiving take this also, he is not the only who doesn’t like your aoun.

          • 5thDrawer

            Understatement …..

          • libnan1

            Mahboolz, neither you nor TK make any difference. The majority of Lebanese like Aoun. He lived in Baabda before and doesn’t care if lives there again. No matter who the president person is, Aoun will always be the de facto president and with Nasrallah they will always be the only defenders of Lebanon.

          • Tk

            Yo yo yo . Did you say hizbullah defender of lebanon .?????????.Since when hizbullah defended lebanon???? Is hizbullah defending lebanon, when they get involved in qsair ????. Or infact increasing the sect war between sunni’s and shia ?.please can someone put some sense in Libnan1 ???

          • Rose Rohana

            Not one raised a finger to help defenless Christians in Qssair, the town was besieged since two years, churches burned.. 1200 Christians returned
            to their homes. Two weeks later they celebrated the first mass since 2011.

          • Peaceforleb

            Nothing like throwing the truth in their faces. Well Said Hind.

          • Tk

            Hind, You are talking about the Christians in Qsair. Libnan1 is a Lebanese character that don’t accept the fact that he is wrong. I bet you, like him , and all the follower of Aoun, they look at the mirror everyday and they stare at it for a bit and then in their head, they think that since I am a Lebanese, I can’t be wrong. They don’t realize a dumb like Aoun can cause another qsair in some other christians area in lebanon. Here you have a person like Aoun that only think about the presidency of Lebanon and don’t care about the christian. So as long they are followers like Libnan1 and his gangs, they will be never be a Lebanon for all the christian community anymore. He will talk to you about Aoun, how he is great and no sense of anything that he did well. This character in Lebanon, that i have a newer car then you then I am better than you , need to stop. The character of people based on their sect, think they are better then other need to stop. Let all christian, muslin, druze think about lebanon first. But as long Libnan1 exist , we are not going anywhere.

      • dateam

        And gagea would be better? he stabbed the christians in the back…they all agreed on the orthodox law with rai and at the 11th hour he pulled out…so where does that leave the christians…..???

        • Maborlz Ez-Hari

          Both need to accept the fact that they need to get out of the limelight and allow the country some revitalsed candidates, candidates with a future. These dinosaurs have tarnished histories and have to dissapear for the sake of the country.

          • Hannibal

            You nailed it… T’is time for all of them to leave EXCEPT for Sami Gemayel.

          • Maborlz Ez-Hari

            Absolutely…

  • libnan1

    The only strong candidate for the presidency is The Great General Michel Aoun. Glory to the strong LEADER.

    • Tk

      A dumb like michel aoun as a President is an embarrasment for the lebanese community. It will the end of the christians in Lebanon.

      • libnan1

        I take it you don’t like Aoun :{

        • Maborlz Ez-Hari

          While your receiving take this also, he is not the only who doesn’t like your aoun.

          • 5thDrawer

            Understatement …..

          • libnan1

            Mahboolz, neither you nor TK make any difference. The majority of Lebanese like Aoun. He lived in Baabda before and doesn’t care if lives there again. No matter who the president person is, Aoun will always be the de facto president and with Nasrallah they will always be the only defenders of Lebanon.

          • Tk

            Yo yo yo . Did you say hizbullah defender of lebanon .?????????.Since when hizbullah defended lebanon???? Is hizbullah defending lebanon, when they get involved in qsair ????. Or infact increasing the sect war between sunni’s and shia ?.please can someone put some sense in Libnan1 ???

          • Hind Abyad

            Not one raised a finger to help defenless Christians in Qssair, the town was besieged since two years, churches burned.. 1200 Christians went returned
            to their homes. Two weeks later they celebrated the first mass since 2011.

          • Peaceforleb

            Nothing like throwing the truth in their faces. Well Said Hind.

          • Tk

            Hind, You are talking about the Christians in Qsair. Libnan1 is a Lebanese character that don’t accept the fact that he is wrong. I bet you, like him , and all the follower of Aoun, they look at the mirror everyday and they stare at it for a bit and then in their head, they think that since I am a Lebanese, I can’t be wrong. They don’t realize a dumb like Aoun can cause another qsair in some other christians area in lebanon. Here you have a person like Aoun that only think about the presidency of Lebanon and don’t care about the christian. So as long they are followers like Libnan1 and his gangs, they will be never be a Lebanon for all the christian community anymore. He will talk to you about Aoun, how he is great and no sense of anything that he did well. This character in Lebanon, that i have a newer car then you then I am better than you , need to stop. The character of people based on their sect, think they are better then other need to stop. Let all christian, muslin, druze think about lebanon first. But as long Libnan1 exist , we are not going anywhere.

      • dateam

        And gagea would be better? he stabbed the christians in the back…they all agreed on the orthodox law with rai and at the 11th hour he pulled out…so where does that leave the christians…..???

        • Maborlz Ez-Hari

          Both need to accept the fact that they need to get out of the limelight and allow the country some revitalsed candidates, candidates with a future. These dinosaurs have tarnished histories and have to dissapear for the sake of the country.

          • Hannibal

            You nailed it… T’is time for all of them to leave EXCEPT for Sami Gemayel.

          • Maborlz Ez-Hari

            Absolutely…