Franjiyeh follows in Jumblatt’s footsteps , wants his son Tony to replace him as MP


jumblatt, franjiyeh 2MP Sleiman Frangieh, the head of the Marada Movement, follows in PSP leader’s footsteps and would like his son Tony to replace him as one of the MPs in the Lebanese parliament , according to media reports .

This comes after ProgressiveSocialist Party (PSP) leader MP Walid Jumblatt decided to resign his parliamentary post and get his son Taymour more “involved” in politics.

Taymour visited Berri last week , accompanied by Minister of Health Wael Abou Faour; during the visit he expressed an interest in replacing his father as the Shouf district MP .

The PSP leader was expected to announce his resignation this week , but MTV reported on Saturday that Berri is currently rejecting the idea of Jumblatt’s resignation, and so is Interior Minister Nouhad al-Mashnouq, who prefers not to enter into the hassle of by-elections at the moment.

Sources close to MP Franjieh told MTV on Saturday:

“He will not submit his resignation unless there is a decision to hold a by-election. If Jumblat resigns, it will mean that he received guarantees that the by-election will be held and only then Franjieh would submit his resignation.”

According to reliable sources Jumblatt feels threatened due to his anti Syrian regime stance and does not want to be in the same position as his Dad when he was assassinated by the Syrian regime .

Walid’s father, Kamal Jumblatt was assassinated on March 16, 1977 in the Shouf district by Syrian government agents . Kamal never involved his son in politics .

The PSP leader is married to Nora Sharabati, the daughter of the former Syrian defense minister Ahmed Al-Sharabati.

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ProgressiveSocialist Party (PSP) leader MP Walid Jumblatt ( 2nd from left ) with his son Taymour ( L) during a recent visit to meet MP Suleiman Franjiyeh ( 2nd from right ) and his son Tony ( R)

In addition to Taymour ( 32) he has another son Aslan (Born 1983 ) and daughter Dallia (born 1989).

Jumblatt has been grooming Taymour to follow in his footsteps . Taymour has been for the past 5 years attending political and social ceremonies on behalf of his father.

Franjiyeh is the grandson of former president Suleiman Franjiyeh. Unlike Jumblatt, Franjiyeh is very closely associated with the Syrian regime of president Bashar al Assad and reportedly has his own suite at Assad’s palace in Damascus .



6 responses to “Franjiyeh follows in Jumblatt’s footsteps , wants his son Tony to replace him as MP”

  1. arzatna1 Avatar

    Democracy Lebanon style
    How disgraceful !!!

    1. 5thDrawer Avatar

      Think either of them can perform like Abu Faour ??
      Would be nice if one was an electrician …
      We just can’t wait for ‘Daughter Of Nasty’ to appear…..

      1. AkhouManUki Avatar

        I’d prefer Mia Khalifa over either of these clowns! Since we have zero hope for competence from our politicians, at the very least we’d be entertained.

        1. 5thDrawer Avatar

          Here’s something ‘entertaining’ …. and Faour is still trying … although a God named ‘Adonis’ (specialist) might be hard to fight against …. ;-))
          The Daily Star
          BEIRUT: Twenty-four tons of thyme that had been refused entry into Saudi Arabia were seized by Lebanon’s Health Ministry Monday, after the exporting company planned to redistribute the shipment in Lebanese markets.
          In a statement, the health ministry said that it had carried out an inspection of a spice factory in Beirut’s southern suburbs.
          The factory, which was identified as “Adonis,” specializes in the export and wholesale distribution of spices and thyme.
          According to the statement, the thyme shipment was inspected twice after it was refused entry in to Saudi Arabia and appeared to be non-compliant with food safety standards.
          (and now the FUNNY part ……) 😉
          Despite the previous tests, the ministry said it that it has taken new samples in order to carry out final tests before deciding what to do with the shipment.

  2. DisAccount Avatar

    Mufasa to Simba.

  3. AkhouManUki Avatar

    This is truly pathetic. It’s not like their dad’s were these political geniuses that passed on genes that Lebanon can’t live without. Jumblatt is just a gambler that has won more times than he’s lost, and Franjieh is a worthless leader.

    Tony and Taymour have quite the reputations to live up to!

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