A Hezbollah official was quoted as saying on Monday that Lebanon has two choices: Either to accept Free Patriotic Movement leader Michel Aoun as president, or deal with an indefinite presidential vacuum .
Naim Qassem Hezbollah’s deputy chief who is usually referred to as number 2 said in Baalbeck Valley that “either FPM chief Michel Aoun is elected as president, or the issue will be delayed indefinitely.”
Addressing the March 14 coalition, he said that it was “better to choose Aoun” because he is ready to make commitments, broker agreements and ensure that the Taif agreement, which ended Lebanon’s civil war, is fully implemented.
He will also guarantee that the country transitions into a more positive phase characterized by domestic cooperation, Qassem added.
“If you choose Aoun, then Lebanon will have a president, and if you don’t choose him, then that means you don’t want a solution,” he concluded.
The Lebanese parliament failed last week and for the 24th time in a row to elect a president to replace Michel Suleiman whose term ended on May 25.
As in the past sessions the parliament was unable to reach a quorum because the Iranian backed Hezbollah militant group and its ally MP Michel Aoun’s Change and Reform bloc MPs boycotted the sessions.
“Hezbollah’s top priority is the region’s crisis and not Lebanon,” he said.
“The failure of the Christians to agree on a candidate does not provide an excuse for Hezbollah to continue its boycott of sessions,” said Geagea.
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