Jumblat: I Have no Problem to Elect Aoun for Presidency

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Progressive Socialist Party leader Walid Jumblat stated on Tuesday that he has no trouble to elect head of the Change and Reform bloc MP Michel Aoun as president.

“I have no problem to elect Aoun as president for the Republic as it will change nothing of Lebanon’s difficulties,” said Jumblat in an interview to the As Safir daily.

“I have suggested before that electing Aoun will change nothing in the depth of Lebanon's problems because the jurisdictions of the president no matter what they are have become limited now. It is enough that he is committed to sign a decree within a specified period of time while a minister can put it in the drawer,” added Jumblat.

Pointing to the difficulties facing the election of a head of state, the PSP leader pointed out: “The matter is delicate because the Sunni community in general does not accept to have Aoun as president just like the Shiite community refuses to have Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea.”

He urged the election of a “popular” president who “expresses the will of his community and at the same time is accepted by the other factions.”

Lebanon has been without a president since May last year when the term of Michel Suleiman ended with MPs unable to find a successor.

Sharp differences between the March 8 and 14 alliances left Baabda Palace vacant over their inability to agree on a consensual candidate.

Aoun is the March 8's candidate and Geagea's candidacy is endorsed by the March 14 coalition.



Comments 8
Missing humble 06 October 2015, 09:29

Mr Jumbo: you are a coward and a liar...you would vote for the servant of those who assassinated Kamal Bey???

Default-user-icon flamethrower (Guest) 06 October 2015, 10:05

hello humble
do you know why i was banned and treated like a diseased leper? be honest with me, please.

Default-user-icon the_roar (Guest) 06 October 2015, 10:01

Walid Beik and General Aoun are the only two politicians working for Lebanon's family interests.... the rest pffft....

Default-user-icon PEACE (Guest) 06 October 2015, 11:45

Mr Jumblat,
You have the full right to elect whoever as far as it is an election act.
The situation to succumbed to Aoun stubborness is far from being called ELECTIOM.
The situation under Aoun presidency will be much worse than now.
Wake up mr Jumblat and think one second who has killed your father.

Missing peace 06 October 2015, 12:39

“I have no problem to elect Aoun as president" as long as i can rule undisputed over the shouf he forgot to add....

Missing incorruptible 06 October 2015, 15:02

Hahaha I love the comments about Jumblatt's father. You people have puny brains and even punier memories. Have you all forgotten that your beloved Jumblatt, Hariri and all the other cronies you now applaud had been Assad's lapdogs for over 25 years ?

No wonder history keeps repeating itself in this accursed country. You only get what you deserve.

Default-user-icon simon (Guest) 06 October 2015, 20:41

Forget Lebanon as long as these idiots like Jumblat Family and all other Families that have been ruling Lebanon exist. We are a monarchy in depth never a democratic country. All Lebanese people are LAP Dogs when they see them. It is all about the status quo and show off... Lebanon is done.. the Lebanese never learn from their mistakes and their 15 year civil war... IDIOTS... Please POST IT MASTER

Thumb beiruti 07 October 2015, 02:39

Good, then withdraw your nomination of Henry Helou and go to Parliament and vote!