Chamoun Slams Aoun as Conspirator against Christians, Says Extending Parliament's Term 'Necessary Evil'

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National Liberal Party leader MP Dory Chamoun rejected on Wednesday the extension of the parliament's term, accusing Free Patriotic Movement leader MP Michel Aoun of conspiring against Christians in Lebanon.

“Aoun is one of the conspirators against the Christians' existence in Lebanon and the orient as his actions harm the interests of Christians,” Chamoun said in comments published in the Kuwaiti al-Anbaa newspaper.

He slammed the endeavors of the FPM leader as “more dangerous than the practices of the Islamic State of the Iraq and the Levant against Christians in Iraq.”

“Aoun is obstructing the presidential poll and hindering the Christians' top state post, compelling settlements that will not bring a strong head of state to power,” Chamoun told the newspaper.

He accused the FPM chief of having similar goals as Hizbullah, pointing out that Aoun aims at the formation of a constituent assembly to reshape the political life in the country.

Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah had continuously called the establishment of a constituent assembly elected by the people.

Chamoun voiced doubts that the presidential elections would be held anytime soon.

Lebanon has been plunged into a leadership vacuum after Michel Suleiman's presidential term ended on May 25 with rival political blocs still divided over a new leader.

The parliament convened nine times to try to elect a successor to Suleiman but failed during the last eight sessions due to a lack of quorum.

Turning to the issue of parliamentary elections, Chamoun rejected attempts to extend the tenure of the current parliament, expressing fear over further vacuum at state authorities.

However, he described the postponement of parliament's term as a “necessary evil,” warning that “staging the elections would compel the cabinet to resign, which means vacuum will hit the executive authority due to the vacancy at presidency.”

Lebanon will enter on August 20 a deadline to agree on a new electoral law ahead of the November elections.

In May 2013, the parliament voted to extend its own mandate for 17 months after the rival political parties failed to reach a new electoral law.

Around 100 MPs from all blocs, except the Change and Reform bloc, voted to extend parliament's term until November 20, 2014.

H.K.

G.K.

Comments 24
Missing lebalways 30 July 2014, 08:52

Finally, someone speaking the truth. Dory, one of the few remaining bastion of Lebanese politicians we can be proud of. Why not make him the President?

Missing forces 30 July 2014, 12:56

Don't be angry. He is just saying what every free thinking Lebanese is thinking that's all. Don't shoot the messenger.

Missing greatpierro 30 July 2014, 13:15

Are tous praline about Logic? If course your logic is to follow Aoun blindly comme les moutons de Panurge even though Aoun has no logic but to bend to Hizbollah in return for their coverup and support in order for Aoun to obtain a Christian imarat in Lebanon.
No other logic whatsoever for Aoun. He was against the Syrians he is with the Syrians. He was for a secular state he is the champion of confessionalism. Once he is for majority rule and once he is for consensual rule.

Missing bigjohn 30 July 2014, 15:59

Oh God forbid if the Lebanese people are allowed to vote for President..that is so "undemocratic" according to this sectarian bimbo!BTW, he is the ONLY NLP member representing his party in parliament thanks to Walid jumblat, the great friend of the sectarian Christians where ONLY in Aley and Shouf MOST Christians were driven out, and for different reasons, have not returned.

This is why (most of the times) I do not read Lebanese politics or bothered to vote. I will not vote for a parliament when you have billionaires and plenty of foreign money buying the MP's to make stupid statements like that.

Thumb lebnanfirst 30 July 2014, 16:30

I think you will agree that the key here is for MPs to come to parliament and VOTE.

Thumb ice-man 30 July 2014, 17:22

are you shia or secular?

Default-user-icon kazan (Guest) 30 July 2014, 09:13

Just an observation: why in this country we focus on our religion differences and we ignore our common interest ?don't we realize that social security,employments ,equal rights, education,healthcare, wellbeing , national pride are our common goals?don't we realize that by focussing on our religion differences, we will be fragmented and our common goals will never be achieved? don't we realize that since the independence of this country most leaders were and are crisis managers who can only survive in crisis situation? subsequently the country is in a continuous crisis and becomes an easy prey for regional powers? and it is a fact that most of us abroad , get fair opportunities and become more successful than at home !

Missing bigjohn 30 July 2014, 16:08

Kazan...you asked a good question. The former colonial powers who "fragmented" (to use your words) the middle east into little states after they left knew what they were doing to keep control of the middle east. We have been following a political system that keeps the people weak, divided, and humillated.

Thumb beiruti 30 July 2014, 09:15

Cha mount would be a good compromise president, come to think of it. And he has spoken the truth here.

Thumb ex-fpm 30 July 2014, 09:43

“Aoun is one of the conspirators against the Christians' existence in Lebanon . I say he is the only conspirator!

Thumb sophia_angle 30 July 2014, 09:51

General = Orient christians
how can someone conspire on himself?

lebanon will be strong through General the one n only he is the leader who stopped the conspiracies !!!!!! who made the change in lebanon after decades of conspiracies done by all of you you sold our lands n mankind but you will never steal our SOULLLL !!!!!!!!!!

Vive le General !!! Ya inta ya mafi balad "."

Thumb eagledawn 30 July 2014, 11:13

what happens to the Christians and to the 'balad' when he dies..... food for thought;)

Missing forces 30 July 2014, 11:18

Lol x 2
Sophia please let go of your false hopes for this sick old man. Everyone is working on a consensual name and when agreed it will be HA and berry who will break the news to aoun. Alas he doesn't appear to be loosening his grip but when he does you will see for yourself ( if it hasn't hit you already) just what a self interested in Christian aoun really is. All these years he has disgraced himself supporting HA and they will leave him holding his old fella out in the cold. Then we will see the aouniye's true disassociation policy in work.

Missing forces 30 July 2014, 11:22

*un Christian

Missing zakariah 30 July 2014, 17:31

Sorry, but on what planet do you live?

Missing forces 30 July 2014, 12:53

Ft you are right kind of like appointing an incompetent TV CEO to run a station just because he is related.

Default-user-icon dddd (Guest) 30 July 2014, 14:06

for once i agree with mr.Chamoun.... Aoun is the american conspiracy since 1988 infused like a virus against the christian militia LF then...
he was planted to divide and weaken the christians... he was promised the presidency in that order so he was offered instead exile!

Missing abraham 30 July 2014, 14:53

bint jbeil, you are sooooo right
The tragedy is that the young Christian Lebanese don't know their history before 1975, and follow these clowns

Thumb ice-man 30 July 2014, 17:20

MF (My Friend) flamethrower; please do not worry about those who get your posts deliberately removed... just keep posting and posting and posting. They will never be able to silence you... you are the beacon of freedom and unbiased reporting. Allah Yihmeek Ya Rabb

Thumb galaxy 30 July 2014, 19:09

You are an arrogant misinformed propagandist. The quorum claimed by Berri is two thirds of 128 Mps. Explain to me how M14 and Jumblatt command 85 MPs.

Thumb eagledawn 30 July 2014, 19:34

he is a known troll

Thumb galaxy 30 July 2014, 20:12

you just confirmed beyond a shadow of a doubt you are clueless!!!

Default-user-icon JCWilliams (Guest) 30 July 2014, 21:33

Most of you people are idiots. When have inflammatory statements, even those based in reality, ever produced a desired outcome? Never. You as a people, as a nation, are pathetically absurd, grow up and face the truth. Quit serving foreign masters and face the "facts' on the ground in Lebanon. You are worthless as a nation until you face reality.,

Thumb cash.puppet 30 July 2014, 22:00

"well respected"? Excuse me? You mean an imperialist stooge of the worst kind