Bkirki Officials Say No Christian Rights Before Election of President

W460

Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi has stressed that Christians will not be granted all their rights if a new president was not elected, Bkirki officials said.

The sources told al-Mustaqbal daily published on Friday that al-Rahi has informed all officials who have recently met him that “there is no solution to the rights of Christians before a head of state is elected.”

The patriarch “insists on filling the vacuum at the Baabda Palace before discussing any other request,” they said.

The sources were referring to demands made by the Free Patriotic Movement of MP Michel Aoun to grant Christians their rights in state institutions.

The FPM has lately launched a campaign against Prime Minister Tammam Salam accusing him of infringing on the powers of the Christian president after the government assumed his role.

President Michel Suleiman's six-year term ended in May last year amid a failure by lawmakers to elect a successor over their differences on a consensual candidate.

Aoun and Lebanese Forces chief Samir Geagea are presidential candidates but their rivalry in addition to differences between the March 8 and 14 alliances have thwarted the elections.

G.K.

D.A.

Comments 12
Thumb eagledawn 24 July 2015, 08:19

Bkirki Officials Say No Christian Rights Before Election of President

but the incredible credible flamethrower says:
"..-flamethrower..-

once the batrak 'spills the beans', you're not gonna like it, texas and friends."

Missing humble 24 July 2015, 09:06

Dear Batrak

There is one man destroying your Christians. The enemy from within.

Missing humble 24 July 2015, 13:15

Only the blind cannot see. Only the deaf cannot hear.
Brainwashed are both.

Default-user-icon flamethrower (Guest) 24 July 2015, 10:13

dear Batrak; dear Bkirki
Do you know why I was banned?

Default-user-icon the_roar (Guest) 24 July 2015, 10:14

what about me Bkirki?

Default-user-icon Bkirki (Guest) 24 July 2015, 10:14

Dear Flamethrower
Yes, because you are a troll

Default-user-icon Bkirki (Guest) 24 July 2015, 10:14

you too the_roar!

Missing humble 24 July 2015, 12:03

The Caporal said it one year ago: "Moi ou personne" and General Abu Jamra testified during a TV interview on MTV to Denise Rahme-Fakhri that the Caporal said:
1 - "they will elect me, and if they don't I will destroy everything and they will be forced to elect me".
2 - "Beirut has been destroyed 6 times, so why not a 7th time?"

3an jad mareed...w mareed ktiir....

Yalla keep following!!!

Default-user-icon joe naman (Guest) 24 July 2015, 12:44

The Christians will not be granted THEIR RIGHTS if they do not elect a new president!!! So we must accept & recognise now that the Christians have no rights and that there is a party that has the priviledge to grant or not Lebanese citizens their civic right. But more on condition( without any guaranty) that they elect as president the candidate of this partys choice or go back to the status of Dhimmis some are eager to resume their former statut which they consider fitting, but others object.l cannot blame them

Thumb zahle1 24 July 2015, 19:18

I know it is so not Lebanese of me to say this, but I am very disturbed by the church getting involved in politics. I know this is common with Shia and Sunni but I don't like it.

Missing humble 24 July 2015, 13:16

Ibn Jamra:

Only the blind cannot see. Only the deaf cannot hear.
Brainwashed are both.

Missing humble 24 July 2015, 13:20

Don't forget: keep following the psychotic...!!!