Mashnouq Says Elections on Time, Situation is Stable

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Interior Minister Nouhad al-Mashnouq said the situation in Lebanon is “stable” despite the crisis that emerged after the resignation of PM Saad Hariri, and asserted that the parliamentary elections will be held right on schedule.

“Clearly we are in a stable situation despite the crisis. PM Hariri will meet with French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday to open the door to greater stability,” Mashnouq told reporters after a meeting he held with President Michel Aoun at the Presidential Palace.

Mashnouq hailed Aoun's “balanced political rhetoric” and the way he is managing the crisis.

Hariri has been in Riyadh since announcing his shock resignation from there on November 4, and Aoun on Wednesday accused Saudi authorities of "detaining" the premier.

Hariri has on Thursday accepted an invitation to Paris which Aoun said is the "start of a solution" to the crisis sparked by his resignation in Saudi Arabia.

On a different note, Mashnouq stressed that the country's parliamentary elections scheduled on May, 2018 will be held on time “it is our obligation and a democratic duty which President Aoun has confirmed.”

SourceNaharnet
Comments 8
Thumb s.o.s 17 November 2017, 13:07

Yeah yeah, very credible Nounou.

Thumb Knight 17 November 2017, 14:14

Mashnouq hailed Aoun's “balanced political rhetoric” and the way he is managing the crisis.

Prime Minister in waiting.....

Missing awireless 17 November 2017, 17:34

I believe so. He always had a good relatioship with Aoun.

Thumb s.o.s 17 November 2017, 18:35

Who cares ...

Missing awireless 17 November 2017, 19:43

Mr. Impolite decomposed,
Let me correct myself. He has a good relationship with The president, the speaker, HA. Tayyar, jumblat, and is part of al mustaqbal..does that help your childish brain.

Thumb ex-fpm 17 November 2017, 14:23

Aoun accused Saudi Arabia of committing a "hostile act against Lebanon."
Aoun Says Hariri 'Detained' in Saudi Arabia
http://www.naharnet.com/stories/en/238244-aoun-says-hariri-detained-in-saudi-arabia-pm-denies

Mashnouq hailed Aoun's “balanced political rhetoric” and the way he is managing the crisis.
http://www.naharnet.com/stories/en/238344-mashnouq-says-elections-on-time-situation-is-stable

Thumb Zaghloul 17 November 2017, 17:06

lol

Thumb justin 17 November 2017, 22:35

وزير الداخلية نهاد المشنوق غادر في هذه الأثناء بيروت متجها الى باريس على متن طائرة خاصة.۔19:31