Geagea Says Direct Presidential Elections are Impossible

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Lebanese Forces chief Samir Geagea has rejected calls made by the Change and Reform bloc leader, MP Michel Aoun, for direct presidential elections.

The election of a president by the people requires a huge change for the regime and needs calm and deep thinking, Geagea said in an interview with the Qatari al-Watan newspaper published on Thursday.

Such elections also require a Constitutional amendment which is impossible in these circumstances, said Geagea.

The LF chief stressed that he holds onto the Taef Accord, which is irreplaceable.

Aoun, who like Geagea is a presidential candidate, first called for a constitutional amendment that would allow the people to elect their head of state in June last year.

He said the “limited constitutional amendment” would allow Lebanese citizens to elect the president in two rounds to avoid the same scenarios that parliamentary sessions are witnessing.

Parliament has failed to elect a successor to President Michel Suleiman, whose six-year term expired in May last year after the rival March 8 and 14 alliances failed to agree on a compromise candidate.

In the interview, Geagea reiterated that the national dialogue which Speaker Nabih Berri is chairing is a “waste of time.”

Berri chaired the all-party talks in parliament on Wednesday despite the LF's boycott. A second session is set to take place next week.

The talks are aimed at averting a political crisis that stemmed from a trash crisis that has engulfed Beirut and Mount Lebanon.

G.K.

D.A.

Comments 101
Default-user-icon the_roar (Guest) 10 September 2015, 09:58

As a Shia Christian, Its a debt we owe to HA & a friendship & trust to hopefully last forever.
I am also proud of HA for protecting the Shia Christians of the ME.
they even rang the Huseinieh bells in Syria for us Shia Christians after they expelled Isis from Shia Christian towns & returned it to Aoun.
May the righteous forever stand strong.

Default-user-icon puppet (Guest) 10 September 2015, 11:15

i seriously seriously respect the_roar and flamethrower

Thumb _mowaten_ 10 September 2015, 12:07

geagea knows he doesnt have any popular support, without saudi money and future movement political support, he'd go back to being the loser he is

Thumb _mowaten_ 10 September 2015, 12:08

geagea knows he doesnt have any popular support, without saudi money and future movement political support, he'd go back to being the loser he is

Default-user-icon Petra Laszlo (Guest) 10 September 2015, 12:11

mowaten
I thought i told you I'd ring you when I needed a doorknob's opinion, who let you out of your cage?

Default-user-icon mowaten.fantoura (Guest) 10 September 2015, 12:11

you call that a wise political opinion, mowaten?

Thumb _mowaten_ 10 September 2015, 12:12

shame on him and shame on m14 for trying to impose a war criminal and mafioso as president of our republic

Missing CFTC 10 September 2015, 12:13

@mowaten E-X-C-E-L-L-E-N-T. Still laughing since the day you declared with a straight face you were a shiaa atheist and also a member of hezbollah with only one account. I think i will also continue to laugh at your statement "geagea knows he doesnt have any popular support". Thank you Thank you

Default-user-icon Rita Nahhas (Guest) 10 September 2015, 12:15

mowaten, who is paying you to post and for what purpose? I demand answers and now!

Default-user-icon cityboy (Guest) 10 September 2015, 12:15

you know what is strange mowaten.... I was thinking the same thing exactly, the same!!!! The similarities between us are not just coincidences anymore. I mean we are both shiaa extremists who pretend to be secular and we both are members of the shia resistance, both paid to post, both are sectarian to the bone, both troll and make up accounts to insult people and then pretend we are against such practices.... I hope just because we are similar in all the above ways people don't think we are the same poster.

Default-user-icon puppet (Guest) 10 September 2015, 12:28

I respect Mr. mowaten and Mr. however equally for their love of our country and Iran.

Default-user-icon Sayyed Hassan (Guest) 10 September 2015, 12:43

I should be nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize

Default-user-icon International Criminal Court (Guest) 10 September 2015, 13:01

no, you should be hung asap.

Default-user-icon judge (Guest) 10 September 2015, 13:52

get me a proof mowaten that he's corrupt and i will stand corrected. so far, you follow feudal warlords and mafiosi who appoint lawyers to defend army killers. you have zero credibility and cannot correctly judge who is clean and who is not because you judge with your emotions and what your parents fed your head with. there is still time to wake up to your sickness.

Default-user-icon naser harfoush (Guest) 10 September 2015, 13:53

we got your point mowaten: you're a bitter hipster who hates on geagea. and you invent lies on the go now. how desperate have yo become? you USED to have level minded posts. not anymore, unfortunately. you have decided to join the sorry club of hateful hipsters with nothing to offer but lies and distortion to back up their non existing argument.. please stop justifying your hate with more lies, because you are ending up believing yourself.

Default-user-icon Abbas Shoeib (Guest) 10 September 2015, 13:58

I am here today thanks to Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah and thanks to those who kidnapped the Turkish pilots. I also thank General Security chief Abbas Ibrahim.

Default-user-icon mowaten.fantoura (Guest) 10 September 2015, 17:43

mowaten
the only thing here is how unproven your allegations are, mere slander and unsupported accusations.

Thumb lubnani.masi7i 11 September 2015, 08:47

nassrallah kissing his master's hands
https://www.idfblog.com/hezbollah/files/2013/06/nasrallah-khamenei-200.jpg

Default-user-icon the_roar (Guest) 10 September 2015, 10:00

I am the_roar: I am a regular poster on naharnet. I have 51 fake accounts and I live on this forum 24/7. I make fake accounts and insult people when I have no argument or debate. I am a Shia who pretends not to speak Arabic and claims to live in Australia. I know every street in Lebanon and every MP's name despite my claim that I am 3rd generation Australian and having never been to Lebanon. I tell people I don't post on weekends to give them the impression I have a life. I lie and lie and lie and think people believe me. I love to see my comments in the top rated section so people think I am important.

Thumb thepatriot 10 September 2015, 10:03

Aoun wants an "illegal" parliament to Amend the Constitution, for his sake!
Sounds like a very reasonable demand, and a priority, especially under the circumstances...

Thumb Mystic 10 September 2015, 10:20

Why is it impossible to make a popular vote in Lebanon overseen by the Lebanese Army?

Let Lebanon be a real democracy.

Thumb jaafar.ibn.iblees 10 September 2015, 10:26

why is it impossible for you to admit it is a martyred iranian jihadi terrorist family in your avatar?

Thumb marcus 10 September 2015, 10:37

how can a democracy coexist with an armed sectarian militia?

Default-user-icon Sayyed al Fassad (Guest) 10 September 2015, 10:39

If you are so much for democracy, question for you: as an advocate of democracy, don't you think your so called resistance should have referred to the Lebanese parliament and/or people before waging wars in Syria and other places. It seems you want democracy the iranian mullah way.

Thumb thepatriot 10 September 2015, 10:42

i'll explain again Mystic... Aoun claims that the Parliament is illegitimate... at the same time, he is asking for a popular vote to elect the President. In order to have a popular vote, you should amend the constitution. Who will amend it? The illegitimate Parliament?
A real democracy you say? Name a country that is a real Democracy to you Mystic please.(as it seems that you very lightly define the term only based on the popular vote issue)

Thumb _mowaten_ 10 September 2015, 12:11

sayed faisal: so now war is a democratic process? when israel bombs us you think they will wait till we hold a referedum? do you think we can "vote" them out of occupying our land, killing our people and stealing our resources?
you people are a joke, you care nothing for democracy, you reject the idea of a popular vote to chose our leaders, you support medival kingdoms like saudia because they bought your souls and consciences with filthy oil money, and you dare expect hezbollah to bow to your will and let themselves get slaughtered by isrealis and takfiris waiting for your approval to defend themselves and their country?

Default-user-icon tony abu rizk (Guest) 10 September 2015, 12:20

mowaten, you cannot pick and choose when democracy applies. You want to force your militia on the people it claims to protect. What if those people do not want your militia's protection. You are a typical arrogant hezbollah demagogue.

Default-user-icon mowaten.fantoura (Guest) 10 September 2015, 12:21

I am not sure I would call that a political opinion, mowaten.

Default-user-icon mowaten of zabadani (Guest) 10 September 2015, 12:24

yes Sayyed Al Faisal:
So now going to Syria is a democratic process? when the Syrian refugees bomb us you think they will wait till we hold a referedum? do you think we can "vote" them out of occupying our land like Qusayr and Zabadani, killing our people and stealing our resources?
you people are a joke, you care nothing for democracy, you reject the idea of a popular vote to chose our leaders in the resisatnce, you support medieval mullahs like iran because they bought your souls and consciences with filthy oil money, and you dare expect hezbollah to bow to your will and let themselves get slaughtered by Syrian refugees and Saudis waiting for your approval to defend themselves and their country?

Thumb Mystic 10 September 2015, 12:34

It's pretty simple, instead of the secterian constitution, let the Lebanese people vote under LAF observation.

The candidate with the majority Lebanese vote wins. Why do M14 always complicate things? Is it because you are afraid to see the peoples opinion?

Default-user-icon Sayyed al Fassad (Guest) 10 September 2015, 12:39

dear Mystic
You remind me of Sayyed Hassan (PBUH) when he said " Let's hold elections and whoever wins let them rule"

Default-user-icon willypete222 (Guest) 10 September 2015, 12:54

Mowaten is the modern day version of Joseph Goebbel.
if you don't know who I mean ..you should !
look it up

Default-user-icon mowaten's father (Guest) 10 September 2015, 14:00

I disowned him a longtime ago. He was always a problem child. We tried our best to raise him up as a Lebanese but he always aspired to be Iranian. I recall when he was a baby…. his first words out of his mouth were not Mama or Baba or Ughha …… but Aya-tollah ! He would wake up in the middle of the night and ask his mother when the Ayatollah would come take him to Qom. In the end, we surrendered to God’s will and accepted things as they were. Child psychologists informed us he will grow up to be the most sectarian creature. Well, it seems they were right.

Thumb justin 10 September 2015, 14:21

that is so funny...! ROFL

Thumb galaxy 10 September 2015, 15:39

accurately describes mowaten, lol.

Default-user-icon naguilahava (Guest) 10 September 2015, 17:42

@mowaten, they don't like your answers so they vote you down, then next thing they bring the trolls who insult you and your family. Boring.

Thumb thepatriot 10 September 2015, 10:08

Aoun's logic:
This parliament is not legitimate to elect a President, unless it elects me.
This parliament is not legitimate, but I would like it to amend the constitution as i see it fit!

Missing humble 10 September 2015, 10:10

Perfectly explained...no logic can come up from a megalomaniac madman.

Missing humble 10 September 2015, 10:12

When will his followers open their eyes and understand?????

Default-user-icon abbas (Guest) 10 September 2015, 10:35

because his followers are sectarian and thieves

Default-user-icon puppet (Guest) 10 September 2015, 11:34

I respect Mr. Flamethrower and Mr. Fresh.Brotest for their factual comments

Thumb justin 10 September 2015, 11:31

وردا على الدعوات للنزول للمجلس وانتخاب رئيس، ذكر عون: “شبعنا ممن يقولون لنا انتخبوا رئيسا في مجلس النواب ولم اسمع احدا يقول ان المجلس غير شرعي لكن اقول انه شرعي فقط ان جرى انتخاب رئيس متوافق عليه، ما بيطلع رئيس جديد ان لم يتم انتخاب مجلس نواب ولا انتخاب مجلس نواب قبل وضع قانون انتخابات جديد”.

Thumb justin 10 September 2015, 10:12

7 minutes ago MP Yassin Jaber to VDL (93.3): Dialogue has helped in stimulating the government's work. The street mobility has proven an ability to persist.

Yassin Jaber talks as if he is a liberal free thinker who sits in cafes in Venice and writes poetry.

Missing humble 10 September 2015, 10:23

Caporal is the one blocking the elections. He is destroying the country

Missing humble 10 September 2015, 10:24

....and harming the Christians...

Missing greatpierro 10 September 2015, 10:39

just need to understand the logic of Aoun. He does not recognize the legitimacy of the parliament yet he ask this very parliament to make a constitutional amendment when this very amendment needs the presence of a president.

The only logic Aoun has showed us so far is that he wants to be president what ever the means; be it war, be it unconstitutional or be it blocking the political and economical life of the lebanese.

Missing humble 10 September 2015, 10:43

...and guess whom is this serving???

Missing humble 10 September 2015, 10:46

The ineffectiveness of the state empowers Ebola and boosts its control over institutions and all decision-making.
The presidential vacuum, the inefficiency of the government and the incompetence of the current parliament make a perfect framework for Ebola to continue their war in Syria unimpeded.
...and taking over the country...

Missing greatpierro 10 September 2015, 11:09

serves hizbollah and iran; yet aoun is so power crazy cares not nor about lebanon nor about the lebanese. What makes me nuts is that so many lebanese follow this guy yet they see how desperate the situation is becoming.

Missing humble 10 September 2015, 10:50

The madman said : "If they don't elect me, I will destroy everything and they will be forced to elect me"

Default-user-icon illegitimate & illiterate.southern (Guest) 10 September 2015, 11:10

never change
you are special
well said

Thumb marcus 10 September 2015, 11:21

https://now.mmedia.me/lb/en/nownews/jumblatt_aoun_back_in_beirut_after_doha_visit
Jumblatt, Aoun back in Beirut after Doha visit

Default-user-icon General Aoun (Guest) 10 September 2015, 12:35

yes Marcus, I did visit Qatar and I am not denying it. But when Geagea visits Qatar it is different.

Default-user-icon I have one question (Guest) 10 September 2015, 11:37

dear flamethrower
How many years was Bassil minister of energy?

Default-user-icon flamethrower (Guest) 10 September 2015, 12:34

Bassil was minister of energy for only 3 years during mikati government and for only 2 years in hariri's government which totals 2.5 years in the shia hijri calendar.

Default-user-icon long-tailed macaque (Guest) 10 September 2015, 13:24

hahahaha! good one

Thumb justin 10 September 2015, 14:15

flamethrower and his empty arguments again. Bassil got the funding of 1.5 billion from the government and that's what counts. If a government resigns it does not mean the subcontractors do not work anymore.

Default-user-icon illegitimate & illiterate.southern (Guest) 10 September 2015, 11:49

you may not be perfect but you are denitely a limited edishun

Missing humble 10 September 2015, 13:12

Mastica, Northern, Non-Mowaten, etc...etc...are not Caporal followers...but are from Ebola and supoort Caporal because he is their KHADIM...

Thumb ex-fpm 10 September 2015, 15:09

yes he is.... a loser like no other.

Thumb eagledawn 10 September 2015, 15:50

situations change and contexts change and so do @flamethrower's aliases;)

Default-user-icon chris (Guest) 10 September 2015, 13:43

Gigi is afraid because he knows that the Shia Muslim majority will elect Aoun!

Thumb _mowaten_ 10 September 2015, 17:17

We either get out of the sectarian system or we dont. If we do, then it doesnt matter what the secta of voters are, one lebanese = one vote
if we remain in the sectarian system, then whatever aoun can get from hezbollah's supporters, geagea can get from future movement's supporters, the decisive component will remain the part of christians who will go one way or the other.
in the end this would be the perfect occasion to see which bloc has more supporters, m14 or m8, and end once and for all the debate and speculations around it.
you m14 always pretend you have all the population on your side, and keep announcing that "silent majority" of "good shias" (as you label them) are against hezbollah, then what are you afraid of?

Default-user-icon cityboy (Guest) 10 September 2015, 17:39

you know what is strange mowaten.... I was thinking the same thing exactly, the same!!!! The similarities between us are not just coincidences anymore. I mean we are both shiaa extremists who pretend to be secular and we both are members of the shia resistance, both paid to post, both are sectarian to the bone, both troll and make up accounts to insult people and then pretend we are against such practices.... I hope just because we are similar in all the above ways people don't think we are the same poster.

Thumb eagledawn 10 September 2015, 17:47

mowaten, everybody knows you are iranian and not Lebanese. Don't speak of which you are not. Elections are a pure Lebanese matter so please we don't need iranian interference in our future.

Default-user-icon mowaten.darta (Guest) 11 September 2015, 10:03

i agree regarding sectarian system

Default-user-icon chris (Guest) 10 September 2015, 13:59

Gigi is afraid because he knows that the Shia majority will elect Aoun no matter who the Christians chose as their favorite candidate..

Thumb _mowaten_ 10 September 2015, 17:15

We either get out of the sectarian system or we dont. If we do, then it doesnt matter what the secta of voters are, one lebanese = one vote
if we remain in the sectarian system, then whatever aoun can get from hezbollah's supporters, geagea can get from future movement's supporters, the decisive component will remain the part of christians who will go one way or the other.
in the end this would be the perfect occasion to see which bloc has more supporters, m14 or m8, and end once and for all the debate and speculations around it.
you m14 always pretend you have all the population on your side, and keep announcing that "silent majority" of "good shias" (as you label them) are against hezbollah, then what are you afraid of?

Thumb barrymore 10 September 2015, 18:10

if you want to get out of the sectarian system, start by first removing the sectarian weapons of your hizb. No election by the people can happen unless people are free from intimidation caused by weapons carried by a sectarian militia.
Why is the fake resistance only shia? and please do not tell my about the resistance brigades. We know the story there....

Default-user-icon mowaten.chimp.313 (Guest) 10 September 2015, 18:15

am I dreaming? mowaten is talking about getting out of the sectarian system?!!!!

Default-user-icon charbel (Guest) 10 September 2015, 23:48

Sure, emile rahme got the largest number of votes in the whole country during the last elections one would think he's the most popular politician in the nation. Direct presidential elections could comically elect him president, a man who could not be elected dog catcher in his own home town.

Default-user-icon nunya (Guest) 10 September 2015, 15:12

I like Geagea, he would make an excellent president. If only the axis of resistance (evil) didn't oppose him.. and that joke called aouun

Missing humble 10 September 2015, 15:37

@Justin
Of course imbassil is corrupt...highly corrupt...only idiots will defend him..

Thumb _mowaten_ 10 September 2015, 17:17

the only "highly" thing here is how unproven your allegations are, mere slander and unsupported accusations.

Default-user-icon mowaten.fantoura (Guest) 10 September 2015, 17:52

but when you make unproven allegations they become facts. Is that what you call balanced opinion, mowaten?

Default-user-icon younis mowaten (Guest) 11 September 2015, 06:57

yes highly

Default-user-icon mowaten.darta (Guest) 11 September 2015, 10:04

mowaten never makes unproven accusations

Thumb beiruti 10 September 2015, 17:05

of course the Aoun gambit on changing how a president is elected, given the present circumstances is a waste of time. That is its intent, to waste time, create diversions, keep government and state institutions paralyzed so that Hezbollah may prosecute its war in Syria under Iranian instructions with a minimum degree of interference from state or government institutions in Lebanon.

It is a disgrace and a sham and its no wonder that the people are out in the streets. They're certainly not being represented by the Hezbollah regime that has crept into control of Lebanese sovereignty.

Default-user-icon nunya (Guest) 10 September 2015, 18:32

because he's a scum bag

Default-user-icon rene (Guest) 10 September 2015, 19:16

labeik ya hussein.... the aousinsts were screaming during last week manifestation.

Missing bigjohn 10 September 2015, 19:29

I said it a long time ago that M8 who got the majority of votes in 2009 parliamentary elections and WILL get the majority of votes in the near future are NOT going to accept minority rule by M14 alliance. So if you oppose one person one vote, proportional representation, majority democratic rule then enjoy no government no state.

Missing bigjohn 10 September 2015, 20:09

M8 candidates got 55% of votes in 2009. You can look up the numbers your self. It tells you what candidates got how many votes. That has NOT been questioned by ANY M14 leaders because they know how to read.

Missing bigjohn 10 September 2015, 20:10

Hundreds of thousands of Sunnis have fled East Aleppo (where all Sunnis live there) to go to Government held West Aleppo that is mostly Sunnis with a Christian minority. Also, hundreds of thousands of Sunnis have fled to tartus and Latakiya regions. That has been documented by the press including Newsweek and NO ONE have denied it. Do you believe that the 16 millions Syrian living in Syria today and the 5 million Syrian who left the country are happier today than they were before the war (under Assad's rule?

Missing bigjohn 10 September 2015, 20:12

I said that the majority of Syrians wanted to go back to the way it was before the mass destruction and death. Most refugees in Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey. and the rest of the world have made these statements because they are being humiliated, abused, and persecuted as refugees, and they want the life they had especially those who owned properties and had good jobs. The Takfiri gunmen who according to ALL estimates number less than 1 percent (that is less than 150,000 if you do math) of the current Syrian population of 16 million disagree. As I said, this does not mean that most Syrians who are NOT Takfiris or Takfir supporters ONLY blame the ARMED opposition for the situation.

Missing bigjohn 10 September 2015, 19:38

In 1975, it was politically the Lebanese National Movement headed by Jumblat and Karami versus the "isolationists" headed by Pierre Gemael and Chamoun. The majority of Sunnis and Druze politically supported the LNM, but not the majority of Shiites who were on neither side. Today, it is M14 against M8. In 2009 MP elections, Shiites voted 92% for M8. Neither M8 or M14 were able to get this high support from other sects like Sunnis, Christians, and Druze. Also, the Shiites are by far the largest minority in Lebanon. Why the big change from 1975? You can blame the anti Shiite bigotry by m14 (and idiots like "shiakiller" which NAHARNET allows the NAME).

Missing bigjohn 10 September 2015, 19:49

M14 supporters do not want to admit that their bigotry caused 92% of Shiites to vote for M8 so they say it is the resistance "ARMS" that is "intimidating". In KOURA district, M14 received the majority of votes, there were NO guns or intimidation, and the Shhites in koura voted 96% for m8 candidates!

Missing humble 10 September 2015, 19:51

How much weight do you give to Iran???

Missing bigjohn 10 September 2015, 20:28

If there are HA arms in Koura, no one has seen them and therefore they can NOT be INTIMIDATING (logic).

Missing bigjohn 10 September 2015, 20:33

Humble..I give Iran a lot of weight. The Iranians have helped many Lebanese Shiites get educated and improve themselves with dignity...a lot more than their Lebanese government.

Missing bigjohn 10 September 2015, 20:44

BTW, the sectarian policies of Hariri helped him defeat Saad in Saida, Abumrad in the beqaa, and Karami in Tripoli and the North. That was the main reason.

Missing bigjohn 10 September 2015, 20:38

1anonymetexasusa...You are very confused!!! No one questioned the votes M8 got from Shiite voters. Do you know that Obama got 92% of black votes in 2012 and usually more than 88% of black voters vote for democrats! What percentage of the Latin vote will Trump get? What percentage of Muslim members are in the LF, or Kataib? I know the truth hurts so deal with it.

Thumb barrymore 10 September 2015, 20:55

what changed since 1975.... you say. Well, the not so islamic revolution in Iran led by Khomeini which instilled hatred and division. Second, the emergence of hezbollah and its wilayat faqih teachings among the shia community. Your thoughts reflect a typical SSNP "wooden" logic.

Thumb galaxy 10 September 2015, 21:31

bigjohn you are full of intentional ignorance. I quote "the majority of Sunnis and Druze politically supported the LNM, but not the majority of Shiites who were on neither side."

Moussa Sader established AMAL which stands for Afwaj Al Mouqawama Al Lubnaniyyah. Amal was heading the civil war against Christians. Even the supposedly sunni Murabitoon were predominantly shia fighters. You revise history it is ridiculous.

Default-user-icon antoon, like cartoon (Guest) 10 September 2015, 23:40

John nice rewrite of history pal, 1975 shiites were not with neither. They were on the side of the plo and it's allies, most shiites were in amal, the communist party. But I love your qawmi soory spin on what happened been hearing it from them for decades.

Default-user-icon majd (Guest) 11 September 2015, 14:24

Antoon like cartoon is accurate about the shia involvement in the war from the beginning part of amal and the communist parties, that why hezballah assassinated amal and communist leaders in the late 80s in it's hegemonic bid to control the shia community.

Missing humble 10 September 2015, 20:55

Education from a backward country??? Wow!!! Wow!!!wow!!!!!

Thumb beiruti 10 September 2015, 21:09

By Your logic Big John, we should have played Hail to the Chief to Al Gore on Election Day in 2000 because Bush received 50,456,002 votes and Gore received 50,999,897 votes nationwide. But Bush won. Why because in a nation of laws, the electoral law determines the outcome. The U.S. Operates under the electoral college election law which gave Bish the win though the popular vote was otherwise. If M8 had 55% of the vote in 2009, that is relevant only in the context of the existing election law which apportioned that vote. You cannot claim later that the majority party was illigitimate, when it, in fact was the majority under the existing election law for which M8 voted.

Thumb beiruti 10 September 2015, 21:14

The 2009 vote was in fact a shock to Hezbollah because Hezbollah expected the Aounists to do the same in the Christian electorate as Hezbollah did in the Shia, that is, amass 95% of the Christian vote. But, the Christian voters are not this way, by temperament or circumstance. Aoun is a polarizing figure. There is a large segment of the Christian electorate that will NEVER vote for Aoun, just as a large segment will never vote for Geagea. So enough with the "numbers don't lie" crap. The fact is that liars do use numbers to promote their lies.

Thumb beiruti 10 September 2015, 21:17

And besides, 2009 was a long time ago. It was the Syrian War, 2.0 million Syrian Refugees, Arsal, Tripoli, and #YouStink ago. Whatever political base FPM may have had in 2009, it certainly does not have now. This is why Hezbollah does not want another Parliamentary election. They know the reality that FPM cannot deliver a majority in Parliament, therefore Hezbollah cannot name the PM.

You want facts BigJohn? Chew on those.

Default-user-icon roula abu rjaileh (Guest) 11 September 2015, 08:40

is younis another alias of flamethrower?

Default-user-icon Ely (Guest) 11 September 2015, 22:21

Aoun is nuts . I hope he dies already'