Nasrallah: Hezbollah has selected Lebanon’s next president


nasrallah 101112Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah said that his party has decided on its favored candidate for the presidency, and voiced his rejection of extending President Michel Suleiman’s term.

“Hezbollah has decided the name of the presidential candidate that it would support and vote for,” Nasrallah said in remarks published Tuesday by As-Safir newspaper.

However, he said that his party would wait to announce the name of its favored candidate at the right time.

“Announcing the name [of our candidate] requires a convenient time and coordination among our political alliance,” he added.

Nasrallah also said that his party was against extending Suleiman’s term.

“Hezbollah’s stance regarding the extension [of the president’s term] is definitive and final… threatening the Lebanese people with the [possibility of a political] void should not scare them,”

“Bkirki [the Maronite patriarchate] was at the forefront of those calling for electing a new president.”

Nasrallah also commented on Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea’s candidacy for the presidential election.

“Regardless of our assessment of Geagea, his stances, biography, principles and political goals, and regardless of our assessment of any March 14 candidate, it is normal and logical for us to support our candidate…”

Nasrallah also said he held “some Christian politicians accountable for hindering the arrival of the most [popular] Christian to the presidency,” in a possible reference to Change and Reform bloc leader MP Michel Aoun.

The Hezbollah leader slammed President Michel Suleiman, saying that he cannot manage a national dialogue.

“The stances of President Michel Suleiman in the last months have lost him the position of one who can run a national dialogue to discuss an issue as important as the defense strategy,” Nasrallah said.

The Hezbollah leader also commended the government’s security plan in Tripoli and the northern Beqaa.

“There should be an approach [on the] political, economic, social and developmental [levels], in addition to holding reconciliations among political parties,” he noted.

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10 responses to “Nasrallah: Hezbollah has selected Lebanon’s next president”

  1. nagy_michael2 Avatar

    Yes we support someone who is loyal to us not Lebanon.. Do you Lebanese people get it or not? Suleiman do not support us anymore, therefore he is no longer our favorite slave. we shall elect someone who will follow us to the grave.. I bet you even if Aoun gets elected, i have a feeling he will turn on them and he will be killed. Mark my words..

    1. Hannibal Avatar

      In a wikileak Aoun was quoted to say to the Americans if you get me the presidency I will eliminate Hezbollah… 😉

      1. nagy_michael2 Avatar

        I am telling you that Aoun is using Hezbollah more than anyone knows it. This is my suspicions and he will die on their hand if he became president.

        1. 5thDrawer Avatar

          (maybe anyway … 😉

      2. The real lebanese Avatar
        The real lebanese

        The only reason he is in March 8 is because he has less of a competition for the president position than he would in March 14. He has always been thirsty to be the president.

  2. 5thDrawer Avatar

    The ‘party’ that only lives politically because of alliances … someone tell Nasty to stfu.
    Soon as we know who he picks … vote for almost anyone else. Unless he picks Geagea. 😉

  3. sweetvirgo Avatar

    I’m really afraid for Lebanon when election time comes. Who’s it going to be? I swear hezbollah will be Lebanon’s downfall.

  4. Constantin7 Avatar

    Whoever the next president is going to be, he will not be pro HA, but he will be pro Lebanon first. So the candidate that Hassan has in mind will not be the president of Lebanon, since hassan does not control more than 50% of the parliament.

  5. Leborigine Avatar

    Whats the point of having a president if HA have it their way anyway! What a joke!

  6. 5thDrawer Avatar

    “should be an approach [on the] political, economic, social and developmental [levels]”
    How LAME is THAT statement?
    And if he thinks Bkirki can be put forward, he doesn’t know church rules. And the ‘security plan’ is working … getting the gangs and their guns OUT.

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