Lebanese MP: “Who Authorized Hezbollah to Pick our President?”


nasrallah KuntarKataeb Party chief MP Sami Gemayel stressed Thursday that the Lebanese have not given Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah an “authorization” to choose their president.

“When did we give Sayyed Hassan an authorization to choose Lebanon’s president and why would we accept to give him such an authorization,” Gemayel asked rhetorically during a meeting with Kataeb’s cadres in Northern Metn.

“Sayyed Hassan is a partner in choosing the president and we are all partners. There is only one way in the Constitution for picking a president: holding a vote,” Gemayel added.

“Sayyed Hassan has declared that we either elect his candidate, (Free Patriotic Movement founder) General (Michel) Aoun, or else there won’t be a president, and this is what has been happening for the past two years,” Gemayel lamented.

He warned that if the Lebanese “agree to his demand, and General Aoun becomes president, six years from now presidential candidates will form a line from Dahieh to Jounieh to seek Sayyed Hassan’s approval, because he would decide the identity of the next president.”

Lebanon has been without a president since the term of Michel Suleiman ended in May 2014 and the FPM, Hizbullah and some of their allies have been boycotting the electoral sessions.

Al-Mustaqbal movement leader ex-PM Saad Hariri launched late in 2015 a proposal to nominate Marada Movement chief MP Suleiman Franjieh for the presidency but his suggestion was rejected by the country’s main Christian parties, including Kataeb, as well as Hizbullah.

Hizbullah and the FPM, as well as March 14’s Lebanese Forces, have argued that Aoun is more eligible than Franjieh to become president given the size of his parliamentary bloc and his bigger influence in the Christian community.




17 responses to “Lebanese MP: “Who Authorized Hezbollah to Pick our President?””

  1. 5thDrawer Avatar

    “given the size of his parliamentary bloc and his bigger influence in the Christian community.” ….
    Was that voted on recently? Makes it sound as if most Christians are ‘bloc’heads.
    For that matter, when was the last vote held in Hezzboola-land??

    1. dateam Avatar

      Again you play the classic bandwagon jumper. You clap to whatever tune is playing at the time. You need to learn to analyse and read between the lines. Have a look at all the political parties in lebanon. When you make the comment “when was the last vote held in hezzboola-land” ask yourself this. Lebanese forces revolves around geagea. Orange around aoun. Amal around berri. Socialist or whtever jumblatt is around him. Kataeb around amin ( you make the comment about hezzboola yet you are going to sit here and insult people intelligence and tell us the Kataeb party have fair elections when it’s always a gmayell that’s its leader? Hahahaha. Mustaqbal revolves around Hariri. Marada around franjieh. Do all the so called political parties have fair democratic elections that relect the same people all the time from the same family? I wonder what will happen to lebanon in 10 years time when all these guys are dead? Hezb go through their past they are not controlled by a family or a dynasty? Or am I wrong here? Geagea put his name forward and only got 48 votes which means people in his own M14 did not vote for him. Where has nasrallah threatened people or anyone over the presidency? Both aoun and franjieh are part of M8. Nasrallah has stated clearly that they support aoun even though franjieh iis part of m8 as well and that he is entitled to run as well. What’s more pathetic that or jumblatt putting helou forward not helou putting himself forward but jumblatt putting him forward? And the you stink as well? Let’s blame them for the ozone layer as well. Who controls sukleen? Who has shares in sukleen? Who re-signed a contract with sukleen for $220 million when they were offered by an Italian company for $77 million? Who was living it up on the Greek Islands when the garbage crisis started? Open your eyes and stop following the blind. Yallah alarabiya has suddenly closed its offices in Beirut citing “security concerns” Mmmm who will be to blame now? I’m not sitting here condoning hezbollah I’m just pointing out that why is it so easy to point the finger at one yet not accept responsibility for their own actions and short comings? Honestly look around you. Sammy talks and talks but offers nothing except his dad. If this was a western country would anyone even listen to him?

      1. 5thDrawer Avatar

        Well dateam … you are right. It applies to them all in varying degrees … and the 400 ‘important’ families who are the ‘Leb-Tops’.
        Those usual power-bases of clubs of the ‘rich & famous’ become ‘infamous’ in treating the people’s needs like dirt – whether through the lack of education or the propaganda they spout about the ‘need’ to defend against all the others all the time.
        And YES, I agree the whole garbage deal stinks – have said it since it was finally revealed – when even those glorious Tops didn’t know what ‘the deal’ was or what it was costing them.
        So it’s a basic problem they all have … and therefore Lebanon drags itself into the mud.
        But we should agree on which crowd resists democracy the most … making ‘accords’ between religious groups is one thing, but making governing dysfunctional and impossible is another.
        They all fail ‘The State’.
        Hezzbolla is run by another ancient ‘family’ no-one needed in Lebanon. It had enough already.

          1. Matrix Avatar

            Well chosen links!

      2. master09 Avatar

        And u don’t, we don’t follow your crew than we know nothing. Listen again both sides and every single politician in Lebanon is a donkey. Let the people vote and the one that gets the bigger number, well you can work that out.

        1. dateam Avatar

          My crew? See what amazes me is how you blame everyone else but noone looks at themselves. Because I give an analytical opinion and maybe you don’t like what I have to say because it hurts your feelings you make assumptions. The president is for the Christians. The prime minister for the sunnis. The speaker of the house for the shiites. That’s how lebanon is. So why can’t the Christians work it out themselves? Am I wrong in saying they sat and agreed on the orthodox law the geagea turned his back on them at the 11th hour because the saudis told him to? Hariri decides to back franjieh all of a sudden which goes against all his stances as the whole world knows franjieh is close to assad? What’s the difference between that and jumblatt nominating helou who everyone knows has no chance yet hezb is not allowed to back aoun who has the majority seats? What’s wrong in saying that sleiman should never have stepped down until a president was elected? Would that not have been more honourable and kept the stature of the presidency high? Or is this better? Is it wrong to say geagea jumped ship cause he didn’t like the fact that Hariri nominated franjieh? Can you see my point as to who is to blame? Why are non Christians nominating Christians? Why can’t the Christians work it out? Fact is and I say it again. Both sides do not want a president until it’s finished in syria. Is nasrallah the leader of a gang? Then what’s Hariri leader of when he’s undermining both the presidency and the pm position by travelling the world and meeting with heads of state? Do you not think it’s an insult to the presidency that Hariri met with putin? Yet noone is meeting with our Christian leaders? Hariri is an ex pm and he just a parliamentarian? Who does he represent on these meetings? Please spare me the typical insults that we hear day in day out and start looking deeper into things. You are in denial as to what is happening. You agree with sami? Ok that’s your opinion. In the bigger scheme of things who is sami?

  2. master09 Avatar

    Well spoken, this is the point who the FK does Hassan dikless think he is Lebanons supremacy leader. I know some shoe polishers on here think so.
    Get him out like the donkey S Arabians.

    1. dateam Avatar

      Well spoken? What is that sami wants? Sami wants his daddy? Yes indeed its one idiot following another. Christians only have themselves to blame. Sleiman should have refused to leave until they elect someone. The Christians came up with the orthodox law which they ALL agreed on then geagea changed his mind last minute? Sami wants daddy? Jumblatt wants helou? Geagea wanted himself as did aoun but because Hariri wants franjieh now ( which is both laughable and hypocritical which goes to show the farce we are living in considering everyone knows how close franjieh is to assad yet Hariri chooses him and ask yourself under whose orders Hariri is allowed to nominate??? ) geagea has gone back to aoun ( maybe his useby date is up with the saudis now??? ). So please just have a rethink about what is really going on. It makes no sense other than ALL involved are waiting to see the final outcome in syria!!! Watch how the game unfolds and the biggest loser in this will be Hariri. And please let’s just admit that there is no such thing as a M14 anymore its become a joke.

      1. master09 Avatar

        Dikless does not hold official office in government.
        Do u understand that part he is a leader of a gang.

        I don’t give a rats Asssssdd about all the others u mentioned M8 and 14 are all NOT working for the sake of Lebanon.

  3. Lebanon as we knew it doesn’t exist anymore, but only on maps.

  4. Btru2u Avatar

    any supporter of Assad, is not a friend of Lebanon,

    1. Because any supporter of KSA or IsraHell is?

  5. Sex & Chocolate Avatar
    Sex & Chocolate

    Who at Yalibnan is going to seriously to consider how unpleasant infolinks makes this site ? seriously the format is annoying enough even when you can escape the suffocating unwelcomed threesome squeezing you from 3 sides but when randomly they don’t give you the option to X the ad makes me immediately leave the page immediately and move to other sources of news, and yes Yalibnan others feel the same way if you care to listen.

    1. 5thDrawer Avatar

      Download a programme named ‘AdBlocker’ … fix your own problem.
      Set your preferences too…. (allow sex & chocolate, however ..)

  6. William Petro Avatar
    William Petro

    every thing in lebanon was working out, until the saudis set their on fire over iran, they see a iranian behind every tree! They are they are the ones who told Hariri to back Franjieh just to split the march 8th vote.

  7. PatienceTew Avatar

    Why, the Fuzzy-Face of Iran, who else??

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