Geagea Says Hizbullah Does Not Want Aoun as President


Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea stressed Wednesday that Hizbullah does not want presidential elections in the current period or the election as president of its main Christian ally, Free Patriotic Movement founder MP Michel Aoun.

“At the strategic level, Hizbullah cannot coexist with a real state in Lebanon … and at the tactical level Hizbullah does not want General Aoun as president, although it cannot afford to lose him, which has pushed it to obstruct the presidential vote,” Geagea said in an interview with Russia Today TV.

“This way it does not lose Aoun and it postpones the problem,” Geagea added.

On Monday, Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah accused the LF of seeking to stir a dispute between Hizbullah and the FPM.

“If we head to parliament, it is known that =Aoun will not be elected,” Nasrallah noted, dismissing LF calls in this regard.

“Our relation with (Speaker Nabih) Berri is not based on coercion and we are ethically committed to supporting Aoun's nomination,” Nasrallah added.

Lebanon has been without a president since the term of Michel Suleiman ended in May 2014 and the FPM, Hizbullah and some of their allies have been boycotting the electoral sessions.

Al-Mustaqbal movement leader ex-PM Saad Hariri launched late in 2015 a proposal to nominate Marada Movement chief MP Suleiman Franjieh for the presidency but his suggestion was rejected by the country's main Christian parties as well as Hizbullah.

In January, Geagea announced his support for Aoun's presidential bid after the LF and the FPM signed a rapprochement agreement described as a “declaration of intent.”

Hizbullah and the FPM, as well as March 14's Lebanese Forces, have argued that Aoun is more eligible than Franjieh to become president given the size of his parliamentary bloc and his bigger influence in the Christian community.


Comments 7
Missing humble 24 March 2016, 00:05

DNA explains everyday the misinformation and disinformation distributed by the media of the "Moumana3a" and lying on its own people to make them less capable of thinking.

Missing humble 24 March 2016, 00:23

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Thumb nickjames 24 March 2016, 03:04

Geagea Says Hizbullah Does Not Want Aoun as President

-- Lol I've been saying that on this forum for almost two years, while all the Hezbo buffoons (Mystic, Roar, among others) called me delusional. Nonetheless, Geagea said it correctly. Hezbollah cannot coexist with a real state, which Aoun would try to create if he became president. Aoun would build up the army, which would be a threat to Hezbollah's sovereignty (insert Mystic retort: "the LAF and the resistance are one").

Missing cedars 24 March 2016, 12:55

Berri is the problem from the beginning, he is not doing his job. Dissolve he parlement if all members are not responding to his repeated sessions to elect a head of state. Christians need to walk in the streets day in and day out to revolt against the lie of Berri calling these sessions with lack of attendance. Simply elect the president with those doing their jobs and coming to the parlement. Very simple.

Thumb jabal10452 24 March 2016, 17:10

I think that the FPM is starting to understand Hezbollah's game:
في لقاء للقوات والتيار في زحلة
كنعان: زمن الانقسام واللعب على التناقضات المسيحية انتهى
ومن يخرج عن خيار المسيحيين في من يختارون للرئاسة هو من يخرج عن الميثاق والعيش المشترك

Thumb marcus 24 March 2016, 17:56

you misread what this idiot meant

Thumb jabal10452 24 March 2016, 19:43

You mean that his moment was aimed at Hariri & co? Could be. But I suspect that there is subtle message to HA in what he said. I know for a fact that many in the Aoun camp are becoming frustrated with HA's maneuvering.