Geagea Says Bassil Sees Partnership as 'Single-Handed Act'

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Lebanese Forces chief Samir Geagea lashed out at Free Patriotic Movement chief Jebran Bassil saying his concept of partnership is that “he works single-handed” while everyone else follows, the Saudi Asharq al-Awsat daily reported on Monday.

“The concept of partnership for Foreign Minister and FPM head Jebran Bassil is that he works alone while we are supposed to back him. He accuses us of obstructing the government whenever we make a criticism, and considers it an infringement on the (presidential) term,” criticized Geagea.

He said the LF’s stances regarding power generating vessels must not perceived as obstruction, “obstruction should only be seen as such when we reject issues we have both agreed on in advance,” said Geagea.

The Maarab Agreement with the FPM “is not a political alliance,” the LF chief added, “we have an agreement with the FPM that each party maintains its own political positioning.”

On another note, the LF leader said besides his alliance with the FPM, he welcomes strengthening alliances with al-Mustaqbal Movement, the Progressive Socialist Party and AMAL Movement “away from limited tactical interests and temporary gains.”

The LF insists on getting an equal share to that of the FPM in the new government, judging their demand as the “right for proper representation based on the outcome of the parliamentary elections.”

Their demands are reportedly delaying the Cabinet formation process, as Bassil has has made an outright rejection of such a request.

Comments 2
Thumb s.o.s 25 June 2018, 14:50

Why isn’t the nosy patriarch giving his unsolicited opinion on the betrayal?

Thumb galaxy 25 June 2018, 18:28

That's what you get when you partner with the devil.