Aoun: "No one told me I am a ( presidential) candidate

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Free patriotic Movement leader MP Michel Aoun said no president in lebanon has ever been elected by the Lebanese stressing that foreigners always decided who should be Lebanon’s president .

“Throughout history, no president has been elected by the Lebanese but rather through foreign will”, Aoun said during an interview with MTV on Monday during which he discussed the upcoming presidential election in Lebanon.

Usually the president in Lebanon is elected by a majority of two thirds of the parliament, but Aoun is implying that the MPs’ decisions are usually influenced by foreign powers.

Aoun said he is against renewing president Michel Suleiman’s term and also against political vacuum .

“We’re against extending of renewing the term of the president and we’re against political vacuum. We’re with the election of a new president.”, he said.

Asked about his plans for the presidential election he said :

“We have not consulted with out allies and with Hezbollah over the issue of nominations for the presidency and it’s still early for me to discuss this issue and no one has told me that I’m a candidate.”

It is not clear why he separated between Hezbollah and his allies , specially since he is known to be a stanch ally of the Iranian backed militant group.

Aoun said a figure acceptable to both the Future Movement and Hezbollah will make a good presidential candidate because he will have the ability to bring together the rival parties.

Aoun said he will oppose the nomination of army chief Jean Kahwaji .
Aoun said if elected as next president he will allow Hezbollah to keep its resistance arms until a solution for the Middle East is reached.

Commenting on the link between the events in Syria and the presidential election he said:
“It would be a big mistake to link the fate of the presidential election to the fate of the regime in Syria.”

On Saudi Arabia’s influence in the elections he said :

Saudi Arabia can only influence the MPs who usually heed its instructions. A possible reference to March 14 MPs.

Commenting on the delay in cabinet formation Aoun said that no one has consulted with him over the issue of the cabinet formation process and he has not asked for a specific number of ministers but added

” I don’t think the cabinet will be formed anytime soon and we’re heading to a crisis.”

“A caretaker cabinet is better than a cabinet that cannot win a vote of confidence because the first has the parliament’s confidence.” Aoun stressed.

In response to a question about Bishop at the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East Luqa al-Khoury’s call on the Christians to carry arms to defend Syria and its its churches and monasterie. Aoun said he was surprised when he heard Khoury’s statement adding: “I don’t have any militia or arms to fight the rebels in Syria”.

Commenting on Hezbollah’s role in Syria ,he said :”Hezbollah was forced to intervene in Syria.” He did not elaborate , but according to intelligence reports Hezbollah is in Syria on orders by Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei who is desperately trying to save the Assad regime.

  • 5thDrawer

    ‘I’m not in charge here. And besides, no-one consulted me. I don’t like anyone’s choice. So nothing will happen. Interview me next month.’

  • 5thDrawer

    ‘I’m not in charge here. And besides, no-one consulted me. I don’t like anyone’s choice. So nothing will happen. Interview me next month.’

  • Leborigine

    No one told me I am a ( presidential) candidate
    And now I am left alone outside the gate
    No matter how many times I bark and bark and bark
    I cannot leave a positive mark
    I am desperate to be a president
    Even though I have no one to represent
    I will always be a Loser
    Like a misguided drug abuser

    • 5thDrawer

      Ooooo … Good One. Thumb Up. 😉
      (Less flowery than Libnan1 too ..)

      • Leborigine

        Hehe its all in good fun. Hope Libnan1 does not get upset with me 😛

        • libnan1

          Leborigine, I never get mad at Shoufies as a matter of fact I thought it was funny. I just have to do a better job in convincing you and others to see the light. The light on the hill above Beirut ….:)

          • Leborigine

            That’s exactly why we are here Libnan1. Everyone has an opinion and we need to be entertained. No point getting upset about politics, its all stupid anyway.

          • libnan1

            Affirmative my friend.

  • Leborigine

    No one told me I am a ( presidential) candidate
    And now I am left alone outside the gate
    No matter how many times I bark and bark and bark
    I cannot leave a positive mark
    I am desperate to be a president
    Even though I have no one to represent
    I will always be a Loser
    Like a misguided drug abuser

    • 5thDrawer

      Ooooo … Good One. Thumb Up. 😉
      (Less flowery than Libnan1 too ..)

      • Leborigine

        Hehe its all in good fun. Hope Libnan1 does not get upset with me 😛

        • libnan1

          Leborigine, I never get mad at Shoufies as a matter of fact I thought it was funny. I just have to do a better job in convincing you and others to see the light. The light on the hill above Beirut ….:)

          • Leborigine

            That’s exactly why we are here Libnan1. Everyone has an opinion and we need to be entertained. No point getting upset about politics, its all stupid anyway.

          • libnan1

            Affirmative my friend.

  • Patience2

    For (The DIETY’S Sake) we hope not!

  • Patience2

    For (The DIETY’S Sake) we hope not!

  • Tk

    Keep on barking. Dog that bark don’t bite

  • Tk

    Keep on barking. Dog that bark don’t bite

  • The real lebanese

    The title of this is almost as funny as 5ths previous post.

    • 5thDrawer

      (I thought I could hear a sucking noise as that was uploaded to 1500 computers … ;-))

      • The real lebanese

        Is that Rosetta stone teaching you? You almost have the hang of it.. 😉

        • Peaceforleb

          Man, don’t you friggin sleep.

          • The real lebanese

            I wish. I hate waking up in the middle of the night and not being able to fall back asleep.

          • 5thDrawer

            Hmmm … must be a ‘Leb-Interest’ problem ….

          • The real lebanese

            Its the lack of electricity. No heaters at night.

  • The real lebanese

    The title of this is almost as funny as 5ths previous post.

    • 5thDrawer

      (I thought I could hear a sucking noise as that was uploaded to 1500 computers … ;-))

      • The real lebanese

        Is that Rosetta stone teaching you? You almost have the hang of it.. 😉

        • Peaceforleb

          Man, don’t you friggin sleep.

          • The real lebanese

            I wish. I hate waking up in the middle of the night and not being able to fall back asleep.

          • 5thDrawer

            Hmmm … must be a ‘Leb-Interest’ problem ….

          • The real lebanese

            Its the lack of electricity. No heaters at night.

  • Maborlz Ez-Hari

    i want to see him twerk a little.

  • Maborlz Ez-Hari

    i want to see him twerk a little.

  • libnan1

    Everyone in Lebanon wants you to be president
    we hope you accept the challenge to represent
    And let them know who is the strong leader
    You will definitely leave a mark with a greeter
    They accuse you of reproductions like a creator
    We will kick them in ass and ask them to follow us on Tweeter
    The address will be @THE_GREATEST_LEADER

    • 5thDrawer

      I see you’re working on it … 😉

      (Both poets need to brush up on the ‘ iambic pentameter ‘, however …)

  • libnan1

    Everyone in Lebanon wants you to be president
    we hope you accept the challenge to represent
    And let them know who is the strong leader
    You will definitely leave a mark with a greeter
    They accuse you of reproductions like a creator
    We will kick them in ass and ask them to follow us on Tweeter
    The address will be @THE_GREATEST_LEADER

    • 5thDrawer

      I see you’re working on it … 😉

  • hezzies are terrorists

    “No one told me I am a ( presidential) candidate” but plenty have told him he’s a traitor and a wimp.

  • hezzies are terrorists

    “No one told me I am a ( presidential) candidate” but plenty have told him he’s a traitor and a wimp.

  • MekensehParty

    he will allow Hezbollah to keep its resistance arms until a solution for the Middle East is reached
    or until the coming of the Mahdi
    or until the snow turns black
    or until the roosters grow arms (and chicken tits)
    OR… until fpmers stop being morons

  • MekensehParty

    he will allow Hezbollah to keep its resistance arms until a solution for the Middle East is reached
    or until the coming of the Mahdi
    or until the snow turns black
    or until the roosters grow arms (and chicken tits)
    OR… until fpmers stop being morons

  • Adam Yonatan Ben Yoel

    Perhaps because almost all other parties dislike him and Hezbollah and AMAL are just using him for cover.

  • Adam Yonatan Ben Yoel

    Perhaps because almost all other parties dislike him and Hezbollah and AMAL are just using him for cover.