Change and Reform Concludes Presidential Initiative Tour

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Change and Reform lawmakers finished Friday a tour the bloc kicked off earlier this week to garner support for Free Patriotic Movement leader MP Michel Aoun's initiative to end the lingering presidential crisis.

“The Christian voice isn't being heard... despite its importance” to end the presidential crisis, MP Simon Abi Ramia said after talks with Lebanese Democratic Party leader Talal Arslan at his residence.

“We met with all parties and reached a conviction on the importance of reclaiming the pioneer role of Christians,” the lawmaker told reporters.

The delegation had met with Progressive Socialist Party official Taymor Jumblat, and the son of MP Walid Jumblat, Hizbullah, Mustaqbal Movement, AMAL, Marada Movement, Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi, Lebanese Forces and Kataeb Party parliamentary blocs.

Aoun's initiative sets four solutions to the presidential deadend, at the forefront the election of a president directly from the people in two phases, first by the Christians, who would eliminate candidates and on a second phase by the Lebanese people.

Another solution would be a popular referendum and the candidate who garners most votes would be elected by the parliament as a new president.

The initiative also includes the possibility of electing the Maronite candidate who has the majority of representation at the parliament, while the fourth is staging the parliamentary elections ahead of the presidential polls based on a new electoral law that provides equality between Christians and Muslims.

Vacuum striking the presidential post since May last year is having a tough impact on the cabinet and the parliament as the state is threatened with further crises over ongoing rows between the rival parties.



Comments 7
Thumb ex-fpm 22 May 2015, 14:50

Presidential Tour;) Head to parliament and elect your lunatic aoun instead of these theatricals.

Thumb -phoenix1 22 May 2015, 15:19

(1). I quote, “The Christian voice isn't being heard... despite its importance” to end the presidential crisis, MP Simon Abi Ramia said after talks with Lebanese Democratic Party leader Talal Arslan at his residence", end of quote. This is truly sordid to say the least for anyone reasonable person to say such a thing. Ma ya habibet albi entou, have you ever left us with a voice? Masalan, this forum, if anyone of us opens his mouth, kaboom, slam we get slandered, and why? Is life on the ground any different? You get a voice when you get a real resistance on the ground to translate your voice into reality, but ya Istez Abi Ramia, that Caporal Aoun you're following, what did he do some 17 years ago?

Thumb -phoenix1 22 May 2015, 15:19

(2). Now Mr. Abi Ramia, what is your Caporal doing now, ma fi 7adan gheyrou 3al ard la hal re2aseh? You people create the problem, then blame it on everyone but yourselves. So much for that dialog, now take that lame Claoun to Deyr El Salib, the medics there thought that he had a chance, even by the slimmest of margins.

Missing humble 22 May 2015, 17:37

When in Paris in 2005, This guy didn't have money to buy a nice sandwich. Go and visit his villa in Ehmej of 1200 m2 with a huge land of 17 000 m2. It is worth several millions....

Missing humble 22 May 2015, 18:31

The possible release of Lebanese prisoners from Tadmur could finally bring solid proof that Syria is holding Lebanese citizens and this would make it possible for international courts to hold the government in Damascus accountable. “If this is true, it means that it is proof that there are Lebanese detained in Syria and it opens the door to justice,” declared Ghazi Aad, the head of Support for Lebanese in Detention and Exile (SOLIDE),
It will also show that Aoun was a liar.

Thumb whyaskwhy 22 May 2015, 18:46

So the reason the Orange fruits are incompetent is because no one else wants to follow them? Wow so as leaders they failed because they were not able to convince people they were clean about their politics and allied with kizb and you wonder why the mass did not buy their croc of guano? And in summary the Orange fruit failed because no one buys their crap but that's the people's fault too! Looooool

Thumb whyaskwhy 23 May 2015, 08:13

0 as in the same performance as the past....