March 14 Will Stand against Anyone Seeking to 'Destroy Constitution'

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The March 14 General Secretariat condemned on Thursday the parliament's failure to elect a new president following the lack of quorum caused by the March 8 camp's boycott of the session, warning that vacuum in the presidency harms the country's state institutions.

It said in a statement after its weekly meeting: “We will stand against anyone thinking of destroying the constitution or replacing it with another.”

It deemed the boycott as unconstitutional, noting: “A hundred thousand Lebanese Muslims and Christians died during the civil war to establish this constitution.”

“Harming it during the critical time of presidential vacuum is tantamount to a call for a new civil war,” said the General Secretariat.

“We will stand in the way of any side that believes it can change the constitution through the force of arms,” it stressed.

“The period of presidential vacuum is one of the most dangerous phases Lebanon has gone through,” added the March 14 forces.

Commenting on Free Patriotic Movement chief MP Michel Aoun's remarks that he wants to be part of an "integrated triangle" along with Hizbullah and al-Mustaqbal Movement, the General Secretariat said: “We would like to remind the Lebanese people that the Syrian regime under late President Hafez Assad tried to impose such a formula in Lebanon.”

“The Taif Accord however destroyed this equation and restored equal power-sharing among Muslims and Christians,” it explained.

“The Cedar Revolution then emphasized the importance of coexistence, achieving reconciliation among the Lebanese in the wake of the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri,” it continued.

“He was Sunni leader, but Lebanese people from all sects transformed him into a national symbol. An 'integrated triangle' would once again force the sects to close themselves off from each other,” it said.

Aoun remarked on Wednesday: “We should form an integrated triangle between Hizbullah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, al-Mustaqbal Movement head MP Saad Hariri and I.”

"And we cannot dismantle this triangle,” he stated.

Parliament failed on Thursday to elect a president for the fifth time following a boycott by the majority of the March 8 camp over the ongoing differences with the March 14 alliance on a presidential candidate.

Speaker Nabih Berri has kept parliament sessions open-ended until Suleiman's term ends.



Comments 7
Thumb thepatriot 22 May 2014, 15:38

well jerry... we know your people have other methods...

Thumb Mystic 22 May 2014, 16:15

The M14 should start with themselves.

Thumb FlameCatcher 22 May 2014, 16:20

@IranianMistake : really ? The very existence of Hezbollah and their weapons is a breach of the constitution. Your boycott of the elections is a breach of the constitution. Your illegal roadblocks, your war in Syria, your sectarian army is a breach of the constitution.

You have broken every single law in Lebanon. You should be eradicated and Hassan Nasrallah hanged for high treason !

If you believe the contrary, show me a single lebanese law or constitutional article which legitimises Hezbollah. NIET !

Thumb FlameCatcher 22 May 2014, 17:42

@FT: for the Kezb to enjoy a popular base, it must accept to prove so at parliementary elections. The KEZB was the first to object to such elections because it know it will get beating.

Tell me if the KEZB is so popular, why is it currently threatening free shiites all over Lebanon who do not agree with them ?

Your KEZB is a total failure and every young shiite that dies in Syria causes hundreds of Kezb supporters to leave the party!

Your party of lies has never been so unpopular !

Thumb chrisrushlau 22 May 2014, 19:40

Lebanon has no constitution. Its racist Taef Accord, which disenfranchises the Shiite majority in practical effect, is worse than having no constitution at all.
And how do I prove this claim? Its so-called government can't do anything. Why can't it do anything? Because it has no idea what its people will do. Why doesn't it have any idea what the Lebanese people will do? Because it has no ties with the Lebanese people. Its ties are to the warlords and their foreign financers.

Thumb cedre 23 May 2014, 02:11

what shia majority ? we're not even sure they're the first sect in lebanon. Even if so, sunnis and christians wont accept to live under wilayat al fakir...

Missing forces 23 May 2014, 05:48

Geagea needs to re introduce the military arm of the Lebanese forces whilst also retaining the political arm. Only then will HA and co understand their place in society. They will then have equality on all fronts and this would give birth to a truely beautiful democracy.

Does this sound absurd to all supporters of HA or FPM?? Why so please tell? Do we not face similar challenges to our identity to the civil war era? And they could do this under the guise of self preservation or resistance to tyranny. But we all know LF is an ideology based on equality for all. LF handed their weapons over to the govt to Persue diplomatic means with a greater threat present than we have today. HA does not even consider themselves Lebanese to enable them to act with such integrity. As for FPM well we know these young people are very influential, today they will have nassi's child and tomorrow they will abort it.