Tashnag Says No Vetoes on FPM-Murr Electoral Alliance


A meeting was held Monday at the headquarters of the Tashnag Party in Bourj Hammoud to discuss the electoral alliances in the Metn district.

The National News Agency said the meeting was attended by Tourism Minister Avedis Guidanian of Tashnag, independent MP Michel Murr, ex-minister Elias Bou Saab of the Free Patriotic Movement, Tashnag Secretary-General MP Hagop Pakradounian and the FPM's candidate for Metn Eddie Maalouf.

“For a while now, we have been seeking to bring together a Metn list comprising the FPM, (ex-)deputy PM Michel Murr and Tashnag. There are also other options to spare the Metn region and the Metn residents a fierce battle in these parliamentary elections,” Pakradounian said after the meeting.

“We had held preparatory meetings with FPM chief Minister Jebran Bassil, MP Ibrahim Kanaan and (ex-)deputy PM Michel Murr, and we agreed to hold this meeting,” Pakradounian revealed.

“This is the first official meeting and we can say that it was very positive,” he added.

Asked whether there are vetoes on an FPM-Murr electoral alliance, Pakradounian said: “Not at all. There are no vetoes – neither from the FPM nor from (ex-)deputy PM Murr. We are seeking this alliance because our alliances are characterized by loyalty.”

Pakradounian also noted that “there is a possibility to benefit from this alliance, even if we ended up on different lists.”

Comments 7
Thumb s.o.s 19 February 2018, 22:58

Then they wonder why there are genocides against them. Poor political decisions by a fraction of their people a hundred years ago lead to a tragedy. It seems the Armenian leadership never learns.

The only way for them to ensure survival is neutrality... siding with the FPM, who happen to be Syrian 3ameels against their Lebanese brothers who welcomed them a century ago wasn’t a smart decision.

Hopefully their intelligentsia will come up with some wise decisions.

Thumb liberty 20 February 2018, 07:28

They are Armenians and have nothing to do with being Lebanese. Bassil has no problem with them.

Thumb blablablablabla 20 February 2018, 09:18

showing how you re calling for a genocide against armenians is very daeshist from you

Thumb blablablablabla 20 February 2018, 11:25

coming from an expert in trolling, it can't just be a compliment

thx you dear troll

but next time, use your real sos nickname

Thumb marcus 20 February 2018, 13:30

the troll with inferiority complex

Thumb s.o.s 20 February 2018, 15:33

I have nothing against the Armenians, one of my exes was one of them (hi Magali!) I blame the political leadership for acting irresponsibly. A century ago, a tiny fraction of them sided with Russia against the ottomans, and because of this all of them were put in the same bag by the Young Turks which lead to the genocide. Today the tashnag is repeating the same mistake by siding with the pro Syrian FPM against the people of the country that welcomed them. It’s very wrong, I hear lots of people saying that the Armenians aren’t integrated and this tashnag-FPM alliance is very bad for the Armenian community. They should stay out of M8 or M14.

Thumb galaxy 20 February 2018, 17:17

"M14 welcomed the armenians a century ago"