Amal, FPM reps to meet Sunday


Al-Manar television reported on Saturday that Amal and FPM representatives would meet Sunday to coordinate their positions following the recent tension between FPM leader MP Michel Aoun and Amal leader Speaker Nabih Berri.

Aoun on Friday indirectly criticized Berri by asking why there is a rush to lower the voting age from 21 to 18. Berri slammed Aoun in response later in the evening.

Aoun questioned the timing of the parliamentary session to reduce the voting age noting that “there is a proposal to restore the citizenship which was approved by the concerned committees last April and yet the parliament did nothing about it . He wondered: “Why the rush to approve one and to defer the other “? Berri slammed Aoun for his remarks later in the evening and said Aoun obviously does not want municipal elections now

According to local reports Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah may intervene and hold a meeting with Aoun and Berri later today