Sources told An Nahar daily published on Tuesday that
During his visit to Aoun’s residence on Monday Moqbel proposed to him that his son-in-law Commando Regiment chief Brig. Gen. Chamel Roukoz, whose tenure ends in October, to be promoted.
But Aoun rejected the idea outright.
“How would we accept the violation of the law and the constitution?” Aoun asked Moqbel during their meeting in Rabieh.
The lawmaker, who is also the head of the Free Patriotic Movement, and the defense chief have been at loggerheads over the extension of the terms of several high-ranking officials.
FPM says the extensions are illegal.
Aoun wants Roukoz to become the army chief to replace Gen. Jean Qahwaji whose term ends in September.