Aoun accuses Lebanon president of obstructing cabinet formation

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Following the Change and Reform bloc’s weekly meeting FPM leader MP Michel Aoun accused President Michel Suleiman “of obstructing the rule and paralyzing the formation of a new government.”

“The president is the one who crippled constitutional institutions and he is the one crippling governance at the moment.” he said

Aoun also attacked March 14 parties for allegedly making negative remarks against Hezbollah during the 2006 July War and said that March 14 “must be tried”

“They must be tried, or else we, who stood behind the Resistance would be condemned.” Aoun said in reference to the WikiLeaks cables .

He also accused al Mustaqbal movement, a key member of March 14 alliance of betraying Hezbollah following the 2005 elections ( after jointly securing the parliament majority) .

In response to a question about being the main obstacle facing the government formation he said :

“For someone to be considered an obstacle in forming the government, he has to be making impossible demands … which we are not doing.”

He also said ” I hear a lot of hearsay about forming a cabinet of technocrats and added “we also have qualified technocrats”, stressing that the cabinet should only be formed by the new March 8 majority and the parties within the alliance should not set up booby traps for themselves because these can explode.

He said he still supports PM designate Nagib Mikati in his efforts to form the cabinet

The Iranian and Syrian -backed Hezbollah brought down Hariri’s government on January 12 over the Special Tribunal for Lebanon’s (STL) imminent indictment which is widely expected to implicate Hezbollah members in the assassination of former PM Rafik Hariri in 2005

Mikati was appointed in January as the PM designate with the backing of the Hezbollah March 8 alliance and MPs Walid Jumblatt and Mohammad Safadi following the collapse of Hariri’s unity government. March 14 leaders have repeatedly said that intimidation from Hezbollah’s weapons helped secure the parliamentary majority for Mikati’s nomination.

Jumblatt and his PSP parliament members reportedly switched allegiance to Hezbollah’s PM candidate, following threats by Hezbollah.

Jumblatt, Mikati and Safadi were all elected on March 14 electoral tickets during the 2009 parliamentary elections.

Hezbollah is now claiming the parliament majority.

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12 responses to “Aoun accuses Lebanon president of obstructing cabinet formation”

  1. guss043 Avatar

    Aoun why don’t you die or head to Deir el Salib and join the mentally retarded , they ‘re really waiting for you !!! take Wahhab and Nasrall with you will be nice trio of idiots .
    Or check your prostate gland as you are really losing it , Aoun one fact remain you will die and you will not sit in Baabda ( hope soon ). Blind leading the blind him and Nasrallah!!! Soon the Alaite will sign off and Sunni will take over in Syria and then what you and Nasrallah going to do ……………Run baby run .

    1. Sulieman was made president in a bad time…(as always it seems in Lebanon-lol). Lets hope we can hold strong.

  2. guss043 Avatar

    Aoun why don’t you die or head to Deir el Salib and join the mentally retarded , they ‘re really waiting for you !!! take Wahhab and Nasrall with you will be nice trio of idiots .
    Or check your prostate gland as you are really losing it , Aoun one fact remain you will die and you will not sit in Baabda ( hope soon ). Blind leading the blind him and Nasrallah!!! Soon the Alaite will sign off and Sunni will take over in Syria and then what you and Nasrallah going to do ……………Run baby run .

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      Anonymous

      Sulieman was made president in a bad time…(as always it seems in Lebanon-lol). Lets hope we can hold strong.

  3. Elinjaim Avatar

    This man, Mr. Aoun, thinks all Lebanese are stupid. We know very well who’s
    obstracting the formation of new cabinet. He wants 12 ministers including the
    Interior and won’t accept any other suggestion or deal. He has a bloc of 26 Deputies.
    That’s about 21% of the total Parliament’s members, or 21% of the Cabinet of 30
    ministers = 7 ministers only.
    Second point is that the President of the Republic is the Chief Commanding Officer
    of all arm forces. That is the only responsibility left for him in the new constitution.
    How can he performed such duty of preserving the peace in the country, while his
    rival, or better say enemy, Mr. Aoun is holding the position of Minister of Interior?
    In general and since the independence, the Ministers of Interior and Defense are
    on the president side not against him. Simply Aoun, as always, is obstracting all
    democratic rules and government’s establishments. May be he’s trying to prove what
    Syria has always said, “Lebanon can’t rule itself and Syrian presence in that little side
    of Syria that they call Lebanon is a nessecity.” Go wonder!

  4.  Avatar
    Anonymous

    This man, Mr. Aoun, thinks all Lebanese are stupid. We know very well who’s
    obstracting the formation of new cabinet. He wants 12 ministers including the
    Interior and won’t accept any other suggestion or deal. He has a bloc of 26 Deputies.
    That’s about 21% of the total Parliament’s members, or 21% of the Cabinet of 30
    ministers = 7 ministers only.
    Second point is that the President of the Republic is the Chief Commanding Officer
    of all arm forces. That is the only responsibility left for him in the new constitution.
    How can he performed such duty of preserving the peace in the country, while his
    rival, or better say enemy, Mr. Aoun is holding the position of Minister of Interior?
    In general and since the independence, the Ministers of Interior and Defense are
    on the president side not against him. Simply Aoun, as always, is obstracting all
    democratic rules and government’s establishments. May be he’s trying to prove what
    Syria has always said, “Lebanon can’t rule itself and Syrian presence in that little side
    of Syria that they call Lebanon is a nessecity.” Go wonder!

  5. If General Aoun is a smart Christian leader , he should not attack the President , he is weakening the Presidency whether he knows it or not, he should talk to President in private and bring up his disagreements, and if you weaken a President or a Patriarch like that he is weakening all Christians, we need all sects to be strong so no one ignores the others and this will avoid future secterian problems.

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    Anonymous

    If General Aoun is a smart Christian leader , he should not attack the President , he is weakening the Presidency whether he knows it or not, he should talk to President in private and bring up his disagreements, and if you weaken a President or a Patriarch like that he is weakening all Christians, we need all sects to be strong so no one ignores the others and this will avoid future secterian problems.

  7.  Avatar
    Anonymous

    If General Aoun is a smart Christian leader , he should not attack the President , he is weakening the Presidency whether he knows it or not, he should talk to President in private and bring up his disagreements, and if you weaken a President or a Patriarch like that he is weakening all Christians, we need all sects to be strong so no one ignores the others and this will avoid future secterian problems.

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