Geagea to Nasrallah: If March 8 Won Nominations Battle, then it Must Attend Feb. 8 Polls

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Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea urged on Saturday the March 8 camp to head to parliament on February 8 to take part in the presidential elections.

He said via Twitter: “If Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah believes that the camp achieved a victory in the presidential nominations, why doesn't his camp head to the polls in February?”

Nasrallah had declared on Friday that his party would head to parliament “tomorrow” if it guarantees that Change and Reform bloc chief MP Michel Aoun would be elected president.

Addressing Nasrallah's remark that “no one can impose anything on our allies,” Geagea said: “Where was this claim when his non-allies were forced to name Najib Miqati as premier?”

The Hizbullah leader also reiterated on Friday his commitment to the election of his ally Aoun as head of state.

Lebanon has been without a president since May 2014 when the term of Michel Suleiman ended without the election of successor. The blocs of Aoun and Hizbullah and some of their allies have been boycotting the electoral sessions.

Nasrallah noted Friday that Hizbullah was “pleased” by Geagea's endorsement of Aoun's presidential bid.

Comments 8
Default-user-icon I am a computer (Guest) 30 January 2016, 13:47

Something isn't right... it's no longer a matter of obstruction but destruction of Lebanon by the M8 coalition.

Thumb shab 30 January 2016, 13:54


Missing thatisit 30 January 2016, 14:04

by nominating a Syrian and Iranian puppet aka aoun,vjaja3 made a colossal historic mistake and he knows it ...

Thumb lubnani.masi7i 30 January 2016, 14:07

Nasrallah noted Friday that Hizbullah was “pleased” by Geagea's endorsement of Aoun's presidential bid.

Sure the iranian sectarian militia leader was pleased! Go to parliament ya terrorist and elect your sweetheart.

Thumb ex-fpm 30 January 2016, 14:35

It is called appointing the president by Hezbollah. Similar to elections in Shia Iran, the Ayatollah appoints the candidates and the elections are merely a joke. We have now become an islamic republic.

Thumb Mystic 30 January 2016, 20:49

But you people mentioned that the Resistance did not want a President at all.

Only reason for the void now, is that Hariri wont accept it.

Thumb Mystic 31 January 2016, 02:52

Citizen, you addressed me in a respectful way unlike many others on this forum, so I will do the same for you.

If Gen. Aoun becomes President it will not be the end of the World, you people take it as if everything is lost.
Yes March 14 got a political loss, but you people are still Lebanese even if you hate us, so atleast bear over for the sake of Lebanon, and give it a chance. The Army will also become stronger with a President, and the institutions and constitution will operate in a stabilized manner without barricades.

Nobody is a puppet, it is for the sake of Lebanons future, Aoun is the man for the job.

Thumb marcus 30 January 2016, 14:37

1 hour ago LF chief Samir Geagea responding via Twitter to Hizbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah: If he believes that his camp achieved a political victory in the presidential nominations, then why doesn't it head to the polls on Feb. 8?

Dr. Geagea: Nassrallah has achieved political victory whether you and the incompetent Hariri like it or not. You both made that political victory possible, thanks!. Now, whether Nassrallah will expend this victory and in what fashion remains to be seen.