Hezbollah: “either Aoun for Lebanon president or no one”


hezbollah flagChange and Reform bloc leader MP Michel Aoun is Hezbollah’s sole candidate for the presidential elections, a source close to Hezbollah told Al-Akhbar newspaper in remarks published on Friday.

“The prominent officials in Hezbollah have told all their visitors, from all political parties, that the party’s command refuses to discuss any candidate for presidency other than Aoun,” the source told the daily which is closely linked to the Iranian backed Hezbollah militant group

“Hezbollah’s current slogan is: either Aoun [for president] or no one,” the source added.

The Lebanese parliament failed several times to elect a president for lack of quorum due to a boycott by the Change and Reform and Hezbollah parliamentary blocs.

Berri postponed the next election session until Thursday May 22, three days before current president Michel Suleiman’s term expires.

The Future Movement which has the largest parliamentary group urged the Hezbollah-led March 8 coalition to name its candidate for the presidential election, and to provide the required quorum for the upcoming parliament session scheduled for yesterday.

“We call on March 8 to name their candidate for the presidential election,” Future said in their weekly statement last Tuesday.

Aoun has reportedly been March 8th undeclared candidate , but according to observers he is far from ever being considered a consensus candidate.



14 responses to “Hezbollah: “either Aoun for Lebanon president or no one””

  1. AkhouManUki Avatar

    I don’t know about you, but I think Aoun would make an amazing president for Lebanon. For starters, he’s calm, collected and has a unifying nature. He loves dogs, long walks on the beach, and getting a sun tan with Nasrallah. What’s there not to love?

    1. 5thDrawer Avatar

      But he never said he was running. :-)))
      So, forget Presidents.
      Better to NOW change it into a Parliamentary Democracy with the leader of the party with most votes as Prime Minister, and allow ‘The People’ to decide their fate.
      Of course, Hezzys won’t win in that version either.

      1. AkhouManUki Avatar

        That would be an amazing thing to watch… as Adel Karam gets elected president. No chance Hezyiehs ever give up control

      2. nagy_michael2 Avatar

        cause he is too shy to say he was running for President..lol

  2. utahbird Avatar

    This is so indicative of their mentality. They are so middle age they can not fathom or understand a modern secular state, Hezbollah, one way or another has stolen or hijacked the Lebanese government since before the Syrians left. A president to be elected has to be subservient to their politics or nothing. What kind of attitude is that. No wonder the middle east is and will always be in tumult. It is the law of the jungle, which is totally in contradiction with democracy. So now we see in Lebanon: democracy a la hezbollah. They take orders from Tehran and they execute on the ground. Killing, bombing, sniping are the tools they use to accomplish their kind of democracy.
    Only force will eradicate this cancer.

    1. AkhouManUki Avatar

      Wise words coming from a bird in Utah

      1. Palestine = Arab propaganda Avatar
        Palestine = Arab propaganda


  3. Adam Yonatan Ben Yoel Avatar
    Adam Yonatan Ben Yoel

    Do you think that if Aoun does become President that he will flip flop again and start going against Hezbollah?

    1. The real lebanese Avatar
      The real lebanese

      No. The only reason he previously switched was because M8 lacks many Christian politicians so it gave him an opportunity for more power. Switching back will put his life on the risk from Hezbollah and will destroy any future political career for him and his son since his bloc is already viewed as relativley week from the past.

    2. AkhouManUki Avatar

      Hezbollah is the only reason Aoun is slightly relevant.

  4. Patience2 Avatar

    Finally … clear as crystal, Aoun’s infrastructure.

    1. AkhouManUki Avatar

      You are right – Aoun’s strategy to align with Hezbollah is coming full circle. If there is any way for him to become president, short of pulling a hostile takeover (been there, done that), this would be it. The question is – do you think Hezbollah/Aounallah will be able to pull this off?

      1. Patience2 Avatar

        It’s taken him quite a while to come clear ‘out of the closet’ and I fear the worst. Evil has extremely good ‘staying power’ and he and his minions have ‘stayed’ to everyone’s disadvantage for quite some years, now. We’ll just have to wait and see.

        1. AkhouManUki Avatar

          Very true, it’s amazing how evil grows like weeds, with little to no support, yet good takes constant pruning, is always heavily scrutinized, and people line up to take shots at tearing it down.

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