Hariri: 2 years without president is not something Lebanon is proud of


hariri 14Former Prime Minister and Future Movement leader MP Saad Hariri called on Lebanon’s political factions to end the presidential vacuum, as Lebanon officially entered into its third year without a president.

May 25th marked the second anniversary of the presidential vacuum.

In an interview with the Lebanese newspaper An-Naha Hariri said that it was “unfortunate that Lebanon is a victim of foolish policies that disregard the constitution and national interest.”

Hariri warned that those obstructing the elections are embroiling Lebanon in regional unrest.

“The prolongation of the presidential vacuum is the worst kind of extension and a black stain for all those who are not attempting to participate in putting an end to it,” he added.

The Lebanese parliament failed earlier this month 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

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

Hariri said that while his party is fulfilling its duty, he called on “others to head to parliament” and elect a president that Lebanon deserves.

The former premier was indirectly referring to several March 8 coalition lawmakers led by Hezbollah and the Free Patriotic Movement, who have been boycotting election sessions.

“Two years without a president is not something to be proud of.”

In February, Hariri officially endorsed Marada Movement leader Suleiman Frangieh, who is running up against FPM founder Michel Aoun. Both Aoun and Fringier are key members of the Hezbollah-led March 8 alliance.



13 responses to “Hariri: 2 years without president is not something Lebanon is proud of”

  1. “Hariri: 2 years without president is not something Lebanon is proud of”
    I’m not sure two years with President Aoun the Senile or Franjieh the Pathetic would have been much better.

    1. Golyat Avatar

      Or Geagea? Or Abo Arz? or…or…or…

      1. Abu Arz was a candidate? How did I miss that? 🙂

        An attempt of blanchissement of the resident crooks by claiming that “Geagea is even worse”. How pathetic.

        1. Golyat Avatar

          I’m just assuming you are a Geageaitte moron. That’s all.

          1. Yaaaaawn.

          2. Golyat Avatar

            What about farttttttttttt.

          3. Very funny, buddy. No wonder Dumbyad likes you. 🙂

  2. PatienceTew Avatar

    Are the hizboobs something for Lebanon to be proud of??

    1. Hind Abyad Avatar
      Hind Abyad

      Hariri is something for Lebanon to be proud of? Sitting with the psychotic warmonger senator McCain:

      Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham pushing weapons shipments to Ukraine, former ambassador Robert Ford urging Washington to arm Syrian rebels.

      1. PatienceTew Avatar

        Well… I still think ANYTHING’S better’n Iran.

        1. Hind Abyad Avatar
          Hind Abyad

          Like FSA “Opposition” killing Christians shouting Allahuakbar together with Al Nusra, al Qaeda?


          1. Golyat Avatar

            Those are the McCains’ favourite ilk. They are the “vreedom vighters” LOL

        2. Golyat Avatar

          I still think anything is better than Saudis and US puppets.

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