Jumblatt left Beirut heading to Paris


Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblatt headed to Paris on Saturday.

“Jumblatt left Beirut heading to Paris,” National News Agency reported.

The purpose of the visit is to attend the wedding of former Minister Ghassan Salameh’s daughter according to PSP sources.

Local newspaper reported on Friday of a possible meeting between Jumblatt and opposition leader former PM Saad Hariri during his stay in Paris . The reports also indicate that MP Marwan Hamade is expected to attend the meeting.

Hariri according to local sources will also be attending the wedding

The relationship between the two leaders was severed following Jumblatt’s realignment with the Hezbollah-led March 8 alliance earlier this year which gave the coalition a parliamentary majority.

Jumblatt, who said he wants to be considered a centrist politician in the government along with President Michel Suleiman and Prime Minister Najib Mikati, has recently made statements that are in contradiction to March 8 positions, drawing speculation that the PSP leader could be switching alliances.