Aoun’s bloc proposes a draft law for direct election of the president


Baabda presidential chair  awaits the new occupant of the palace
Baabda presidential chair awaits the new occupant of the palace
The Change and Reform bloc MPs submitted Thursday a draft law to the parliament to amend the constitution allowing the Lebanese people to directly elect the president, LBC television reported.

MP Ibrahim Kanaan, a member of the bloc which is headed by FPM leader MP Michel Aoun will hold a press conference on Friday at 11:30 a.m. at the parliament to explain the mechanism of this law.

Aoun first proposed the idea in June to resolve the presidential deadlock.

Aoun said that his proposal lies in allowing only the Christians to decide who the candidates should be.

He proposed that the election of the head of state to be done in two stages, to avoid the same scenarios that parliamentary sessions are witnessing.

He suggested that in the first stage, Christian voters should choose two candidates, and in the second stage, all Lebanese citizens would vote to choose on of the two.

The two rival blocs that dominate politics have not managed to elect a successor to former President Michel Suleiman, whose term expired on May 25.

The Lebanese parliament has failed for ten times in a row to elect a president to succeed Michel Suleiman, whose term ended on May 25.

Each time it was unable to reach a quorum as March 8 parliamentarians affiliated with the Iranian backed Hezbollah militant group and Aoun’s Change and Reform bloc did not attend most of the sessions.

Aoun deceiving the Lebanese people

Lebanese Forces chief Samir Geagea who was the first to declare his presidential candidacy accused Aoun last July of deceiving the public and creating a media stir to win the backing of the rival Lebanese parties for the country’s top Christian post.

“Aoun hasn’t proposed a serious initiative. He made a media stir to pressure the Lebanese parties into electing him a president,” Geagea told al-Joumhouria daily in an interview published July 4,2014.

“Aoun is trying to deceive the public but the people know that his proposal is nothing but a media show,” the LF chief told al-Joumhouria.

He reiterated that parliament can’t make constitutional amendments amid a vacuum in the presidency.

“There is a need for amendments to carry out the presidential polls properly but these changes can be proposed only after the elections,” Geagea said.



6 responses to “Aoun’s bloc proposes a draft law for direct election of the president”

  1. master09 Avatar

    Yes this is the best way like when they give free tickets to fly In and vote for them, this time Aoun can give some of that money he stole to the people for a vote. This guy is a thief and they are normally very cunning. Hand that candy out you donkeys.

    1. 5thDrawer Avatar

      You really want the Greek System?? 😉
      (it would be nice to visit family/friends …. hmmmm … how many generations back, or divisions of ‘clans/races/sects’, can it be said that one still be ‘Lebanese’? 😉

    2. arzatna1 Avatar

      Aoun is counting on Hezbollah to bring in the votes in a direct election. Hezbollah supporters reportedly can vote multiple times because no outsiders are allowed into their polling stations. While in the parliament it is supposed to be one man one vote

  2. Patience2 Avatar

    If Aoun is behind it, it ‘Smells’, or, maybe, he didn’t close his mouth!

  3. Maborlz Ez-Hari Avatar
    Maborlz Ez-Hari

    More irrelevance and drible pouring out of his hole, elect a president then come up with ideas you oumpa loumpa of a person.

  4. this idiot Aoun, think that the christian of lebanon will vote for him ???? Is he really serious ?

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