Aoun: Neutral government is “unconstitutional”

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aoun def 10Free Patriotic Movement leader MP Michel Aoun stated on Tuesday that he is open to a “fair and just” solution over the formation of a new government, saying that it should not be unconstitutional.

He said after the Change and Reform bloc’s weekly meeting: “A neutral government that is being proposed is unconstitutional.”

He therefore called on President Michel Suleiman and Prime Minister-designate Tammam Salam to respect the constitution.

“What does a neutral government even mean?” he wondered.

What is the point of the consultations with the president and premier-designate with the parliamentary blocs over the new government if it will be a neutral one? asked Aoun.

Suleiman and Salam’s “privileges do not entitle them to deny the people of their right to vote” and deem who can and cannot run for a ministerial position, continued the FPM leader on demands that members of the new cabinet should not run in the parliamentary elections.

“How can confidence be granted to lawmakers and they are not even aware of several constitutional issues, such as a neutral government. Who will such a cabinet represent?” he wondered.

Aoun then denied media reports that the FPM had rejected keeping Marwan Charbel in the position of interior minister.

Commenting on Tuesday’s meeting of the parliamentary subcommittee, the MP said: “Today’s meeting does not represent parliament, but simply the members of the parties that are taking part in the talks.”

They are discussing parliamentary electoral laws, but not a single member of the subcommittee has made a draft law proposal of their own, he noted.

Some of the members rejected the Orthodox Gathering law, but they did not offer an alternative, he added.

“How can they demand the formation of a government that can oversee the parliamentary elections if they have not yet approved an electoral law?” he asked.

Salam has repeatedly said that his new government will be aimed at staging and overseeing the parliamentary elections.

The political powers have yet however to agree on an electoral law, while a parliamentary subcommittee met on Tuesday to set the stage for the resumption of discussions between rival lawmakers on the draft electoral law.

The premier-designate held a series of consultations last week with parliamentary blocs in order to listen to their proposals over a new cabinet.

The March 8 alliance has demanded the formation of a national unity cabinet, while the March 14 coalition has called for a neutral government whose members will not run in the elections.

Naharnet

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42 responses to “Aoun: Neutral government is “unconstitutional””

  1. 5thDrawer Avatar
    5thDrawer

    One hates to admit when Aoun says something that might be right … and using the word ‘neutrality’ IS a little stupid … but when an idiot constitution STATES that RELIGIONS MUST run a country, there will never be a chance for democracy or freedom.
    Anyone else leaving?

    1. MekensehParty Avatar
      MekensehParty

      How could it be right? Where in the constitution does it say that all governments should be political?
      Nowhere does it say that neutral personalities can’t be ministers or even form the bulk of the government. Stupid or not, as long as the lineup gets the majority of the parliament’s vote it’s constitutional.

      1. 5thDrawer Avatar
        5thDrawer

        Ok Mekenseh, I said ‘might’ … Functional ministers who don’t need to consider any religious blockhead before making viable decisions on policy would be nice, and perhaps then could be considered ‘neutral’ … but it’s not going to happen with that constitution in place.
        Aoun knows it – you can tell by the sneer in his smile. It’s the constitution itself which must be changed. (They call it ‘electoral Law’ – but that’s the constitution and the reason for 13 ‘parties’)

  2. 5thDrawer Avatar
    5thDrawer

    One hates to admit when Aoun says something that might be right … and using the word ‘neutrality’ IS a little stupid … but when an idiot constitution STATES that RELIGIONS MUST run a country, there will never be a chance for democracy or freedom.
    Anyone else leaving?

    1. MekensehParty Avatar
      MekensehParty

      How could it be right? Where in the constitution does it say that all governments should be political?
      Nowhere does it say that neutral personalities can’t be ministers or even form the bulk of the government. Stupid or not, as long as the lineup gets the majority of the parliament’s vote it’s constitutional.

      1. 5thDrawer Avatar
        5thDrawer

        Ok Mekenseh, I said ‘might’ … Functional ministers who don’t need to consider any religious blockhead before making viable decisions on policy would be nice, and perhaps then could be considered ‘neutral’ … but it’s not going to happen with that constitution in place.
        Aoun knows it – you can tell by the sneer in his smile. It’s the constitution itself which must be changed. (They call it ‘electoral Law’ – but that’s the constitution and the reason for 13 parties)

  3. libnan1 Avatar

    You are the sunshine of Lebanon, no one can imagine the existence of Lebanon without you. The country suffered enough but with your wisdom Lebanese can rest assured of glory days to come. People from the bottom to the top drawer now understand you functional sensational behavior.

    1. Hannibal Avatar

      Libnan1
      Watch out your wife will get jealous because of your fatal attraction to Orangina…
      I certainly do hope you court her with the same passion. 😉

      1. libnan1 Avatar

        Hanni, My wife gets different kind of passion. She gets inspiration ….;)

        1. 5thDrawer Avatar
          5thDrawer

          What Libnan ?? You have condoms with Aoun’s face on the tips ?? :-O
          (be careful in case he opens his mouth 😉

          1. Hannibal Avatar

            What an imagination on you… 😀

          2. AntiFSA Avatar

            Its whats called a Scotch imagination. Or maybe in 5th’s case, a bottle of Scotch imagination. lol

          3. 5thDrawer Avatar
            5thDrawer

            Strangely inspired, Anti … 🙂 … first thing I thought of. :-)))

          4. AntiFSA Avatar

            Good to see some humour from you 5th. Something that hardly comes out. See I’m learning sarcasm from you. lol

          5. 5thDrawer Avatar
            5thDrawer

            Now I only need to get Libnan1 to point it in the right direction, Anti … maybe a textured one could inspire a ripple effect? 😉

          6. AntiFSA Avatar

            Dedication and perseverance 5th. I know you have both.

          7. 5thDrawer Avatar
            5thDrawer

            I’d blush … but there’s no blood left.

          8. AntiFSA Avatar

            Well looks like I cant recommend you for blood donations in Syria. You’d be no help at all. 🙂

    2. 5thDrawer Avatar
      5thDrawer

      I WAS afraid of waking YOU up Libnan1 … my god, now we’ll be getting poetry again.
      SORRY GANG ! 😉

      1. Hannibal Avatar

        lol

      2. libnan1 Avatar

        I wake up at 5 am so I can beat the traffic on our congested I-95. I was just think of the Great this morning while driving to work and sure enough I read his wisdom as I got to my office, what a beautiful thing. It’s not poetry, it is the admiration and appreciation to the existence of this person who is not appropriated by a small minority of people.

      3. Patience2 Avatar
        Patience2

        He demonstrates that even ‘fruit flies’ can make poetry. I’m sure that in the long run God will forgive you.

  4. libnan1 Avatar

    You are the sunshine of Lebanon, no one can imagine the existence of Lebanon without you. The country suffered enough but with your wisdom Lebanese can rest assured of glory days to come. People from the bottom to the top drawer now understand you functional sensational behavior.

    1. Hannibal Avatar

      Libnan1
      Watch out your wife will get jealous because of your fatal attraction to Orangina…
      I certainly do hope you court her with the same passion. 😉

      1. libnan1 Avatar

        Hanni, My wife gets different kind of passion. She gets inspiration ….;)

        1. 5thDrawer Avatar
          5thDrawer

          What Libnan ?? You have condoms with Aoun’s face on the tips ?? :-O
          (be careful when he opens his mouth 😉

          1. Hannibal Avatar

            What an imagination on you… 😀

          2. Its whats called a Scotch imagination. Or maybe in 5th’s case, a bottle of Scotch imagination. lol

          3. 5thDrawer Avatar
            5thDrawer

            Strangely inspired, Anti … 🙂 … first thing I thought of. :-)))

          4. Good to see some humour from you 5th. Something that hardly comes out. See I’m learning sarcasm from you. lol

          5. 5thDrawer Avatar
            5thDrawer

            Now I only need to get Libnan1 to point it in the right direction, Anti … maybe a textured one could inspire a ripple effect? 😉

          6. Dedication and perseverance 5th. I know you have both.

          7. 5thDrawer Avatar
            5thDrawer

            I’d blush … but there’s no blood left.

          8. Well looks like I cant recommend you for blood donations in Syria. You’d be no help at all. 🙂

    2. 5thDrawer Avatar
      5thDrawer

      I WAS afraid of waking YOU up Libnan1 … my god, now we’ll be getting poetry again.
      SORRY GANG ! 😉

      1. Hannibal Avatar

        lol

      2. libnan1 Avatar

        I wake up at 5 am so I can beat the traffic on our congested I-95. I was just think of the Great this morning while driving to work and sure enough I read his wisdom as I got to my office, what a beautiful thing. It’s not poetry, it is the admiration and appreciation to the existence of this person who is not appropriated by a small minority of people.

      3. Patience2 Avatar
        Patience2

        He demonstrates that even ‘fruit flies’ can make poetry. I’m sure that in the long run God will forgive you.

  5. MekensehParty Avatar
    MekensehParty

    Care to explain how a neutral gov is “unconstitutional” ya constitutional expert enta?
    If the majority in parliament give their trust/vote to a new lineup it becomes constitutional as long as the ministers are not cats and dogs
    Can’t throw a big word like “unconstitutional” whenever you want and keep singing it until you and your followers become convinced it’s true.

  6. MekensehParty Avatar
    MekensehParty

    Care to explain how a neutral gov is “unconstitutional” ya constitutional expert enta?
    If the majority in parliament give their trust/vote to a new lineup it becomes constitutional as long as the ministers are not cats and dogs
    Can’t throw a big word like “unconstitutional” whenever you want and keep singing it until you and your followers become convinced it’s true.

  7. The bare fact that you exist ya corporal Micho is unconstitutional.

  8. The bare fact that you exist ya corporal Micho is unconstitutional.

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