Patriarch Rai rejects M8 offer to allow Aoun to be a president



A delegation from the Hezbollah -led March 8 alliance visited Bkirki and proposed  to Patriarch Bechara Boutros Rai  amending the constitution for one time only  by reducing the presidential term from 6 to 2 years to allow FPM leader Michel Aoun to be  elected as    consensus president , but the Maronite spiritual  leader rejected the offer  according to a report by An Nahar published on Friday .

“Can’t you see the destruction that is going on in Lebanon, do you want more destruction” , Rai reportedly told the delegation when he rejected their proposal.

Rai criticized  March 8 Christian leaders for boycotting the presidential vote and he  displayed during  the meeting the signatures of Aoun and Marada leader Suleiman Franjieh promising never to obstruct the presidential vote .

The Lebanese parliament failed for the fifth time in a row to hold a session to elect the country’s new president to replace Michel Suleiman whose terms ends on May 25.

As in the previous sessions , the vote could not be held as lawmakers allied with the Iranian backed Hezbollah militant group boycotted the voting for lack of agreement on a consensus president.

Aoun has not announced his candidacy but he aspires to become a consensual nominee and has reportedly been begging the Future Movement to back him , but so far the movement is sticking with  Lebanese Forces leader Samir  Geagea, who is the only candidate that announced his presidential program







5 responses to “Patriarch Rai rejects M8 offer to allow Aoun to be a president”

  1. MekensehParty Avatar

    Sah el nomm

  2. 5thDrawer Avatar

    Aoun .. The Beggar Of Lebanon.
    Hezzy only got 2 seats in the ‘last’ election …. it’s the others propping up the ongoing stupidity, and as Rai points out very well, the destruction. They will come to hate Rai for the truth more than Geagea.
    ‘March 8’ … Coalition of chicken-shits.

    1. AkhouManUki Avatar

      Aoun is ready to cash out on his 9 year investment in changing Nasrallah’s diapers. If he doesn’t get elected president, can you imagine how pissed he will be? Forget prescriptions, he’d need a whole damn pharmacy and then some.

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