Kanaan Denies Crack in Ties with Bkirki

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Change and Reform bloc lawmaker Ibrahim Kanaan stressed on Wednesday that ties with the seat of the Maronite church are still intact despite differences over political matters.

“The national partnership with Bkirki is ongoing and comprehensive,” Kanaan said in comments to Voice of Lebanon radio (100.5).

He noted that “only a unanimous national decision” could resolve the presidential deadlock, remarking that dialogue with the rival political parties aims at activating the Lebanese initiative to end the crisis.

“Those who are obstructing the constitution are impeding the elections,” Kanaan added, in an apparent reply to Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi's recent statements.

Media reports said on Tuesday that the absence of Free Patriotic Movement MP Michel Aoun from the Easter mass that was led by al-Rahi on Sunday indicates that there's a rift between the two over the ongoing presidential vacuum.

The mass, which was held in Bkirki, was attended by former Presidents Michel Suleiman and Amin Gemayel, who is the head of the Kataeb party.

Aoun didn't also visit Bkirki to extend his greetings to al-Rahi like his old-time rival Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea, who met with the Patriarch on Holy Friday.

On Monday, al-Rahi expressed regret that the parliament is paralyzed due to the actions of a certain political team.

Al-Rahi also denounced in his Easter message on Friday the ongoing vacuum in the presidency, urging political powers to hold the polls and end their boycott of the electoral sessions.

“There are no constitutional justifications for the boycott of the elections,” he said, noting that the vacuum has created a “political death” in Lebanon and crippled the government and the parliament.

Suleiman's term ended in May without the election of a successor as the ongoing disputes between the rival March 8 and 14 camps have thwarted the polls.

Aoun's Change and Reform and Hizbullah's Loyalty to the Resistance blocs have been boycotting the elections, demanding that political powers agree on a compromise presidential candidate.

Only few MPs have been attending the sessions. The next electoral session is scheduled for April 22.

Kanaan, who is loyal to Aoun, lashed out at the sides that are blocking the adoption of a new electoral decree under the pretext of sovereignty.

“Our system is defective,” Kanaan said, demanding balance between all the Lebanese.



Comments 5
Default-user-icon hop hop (Guest) 08 April 2015, 12:47

FT's tatbir addiction catching up with him.

Thumb freedomarch 08 April 2015, 19:51

"Unanimous" ? You little beautiful dick tator ! Wonder how did people voted for you, did you you use hypnosis? Beautiful nan! I wonder if you put a different picture during elections? Right? Because if not all the above how the hell did people put your name .. I am about to throw up! HIZBU ZBELLEH and you are one it appears 2 behinds in one underwear! Just try to do your things in your beloved kord da7ah or Tehran better Quom, spritual capital of taqiyah practice and Mut3a clircs. IF IT WAS NOT FOR THE MONEY I WOULD HAVE SAID ... Aouni kannan you are Shi3a of the twelvth imam ...Mau God put you with them.

Thumb -phoenix1 08 April 2015, 20:33

Change and Deform, this is the real name of your party ya Monsieur Kanaan. Bkirki has pushed you aside, that simple, they found out your real characters there at Change and Deform. It took His Eminence quite a while to realize the truth, but now that flour is short, your wolf paw has turned back to black.

Missing humble 08 April 2015, 23:45

From the corrupt Kanaan of course it is the truth...

Default-user-icon PEACE (Guest) 09 April 2015, 00:38

We are already quite familiar and used to always hear your lies and hypocrisy.
Listen to Bairiki and go vote in parliament.