Lebanon parliament failed again and for the 39th time to elect a president


Baabda presidential chair  awaits the new occupant of the palace
Baabda presidential chair awaits the new occupant of the palace
The Lebanese parliament failed again today and for the 39th time in a row to elect a president to replace Michel Suleiman whose term ended on May 25 , 2014.

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 session, because they could not reportedly guarantee Aoun’s election as a president

Speaker Nabih Berri a key ally of Hezbollah postponed the election to June 2.

MTV reported that only 41 lawmakers attended the session.

85 MPs are need for quorum to be met.

French President Francois Hollande said in message to Berri:
“We are working on resolving the presidential impasse and we support Lebanon on the political, economic, financial, and military levels to confront the refugees crisis.”



8 responses to “Lebanon parliament failed again and for the 39th time to elect a president”

  1. Rascal Avatar

    Elections laws in Lebanon are ridiculous. There needs to be an amendment to keep Hezbullah and Aoun or others from crippling the government if it doesn’t get its way.
    Failure to show up (repetitively) for key elections of government positions, will lead to forfeit and nullification of said vote and potentially their seat.

    If you can not be bothered to show up and participate, do you deserve the privilege to be involved in the process?

    1. Guest Avatar

      You seem to be one sided, blaming only Aoun and allies for the election crisis. Don’t you know that the other side also does the same? This is called a dead-lock situation, if you know what I mean…

      1. Rascal Avatar

        Hezbullah and associates are the one not showing up for the vote because they do not like the potential outcome and are holding out till their man is appointed (not elected) to the position. They are bullies nothing more. Future is even will to elect Hezbullahs allies, but Hezb prefers vacuum.

        1. Guest Avatar

          You see…you are just one sided sectarian Sunni Futurist Harirati.

  2. I guess after the 100th time they will hold a huge gala celebration. Champagne, (Iranian) caviar and, of course, the inescapable piles of garbage.

    1. Guest Avatar

      Don’t forget the Saudi “caviar” too.

      1. Did you mean “caviar” like in a certain (and particularly disgusting) sex fetish? 🙂

        1. 5thDrawer Avatar

          Who says it’s disgusting, or has to be a fetish?? ;-))
          (Variety can be a spice of life …. )

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