Bassil, FPM Hit Back at Geagea over 'President Share' Remarks

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The Free Patriotic Movement and its chief Jebran Bassil snapped back Thursday at Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea over remarks he made about President Michel Aoun's share of seats in the new government.

“Personal and collective political suicide is when a person harms himself, his brother and his community for the sake of political ministerial gains and a transient political moment,” Bassil tweeted.

He also accused Geagea of “renouncing” the president's “jurisdiction,” the country's political “norms” and the FPM-LF agreement “while calling this support for the presidency.”

The FPM meanwhile issued a statement warning that depriving the president of an independent ministerial share would “weaken the presidency and its position in the executive authority regardless of the president's identity.”

The movement also reminded Geagea that the president's independent share was mentioned in the now-suspended Maarab agreement between the two parties.

“We ask the LF's chief if this is how the president and his jurisdiction and tenure can be supported, while noting that any current concession would not only affect this presidential term but also the future presidential terms,” the FPM added.

Geagea had explained in a TV interview on Wednesday evening that “the FPM has 17 or 18 MPs, while the Strong Lebanon bloc (29 MPs including those of the FPM) is the bloc of the new presidential tenure and accordingly its share includes the FPM's and that of the presidency combined.”

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Thumb ex-fpm 23 August 2018, 17:38

"The FPM meanwhile issued a statement warning that depriving the president of an independent ministerial share would “weaken the presidency and its position in the executive authority regardless of the president's identity.”

Laughable indeed. A few years back Aoun was strongly opposed to giving the president a share in the cabinet claiming the cabinet in its entirety is the president's share!

Few videos below from our dear friend @extraterrestrial demonstrate the unbelievable lack of credibility of this evil party.

"extraterrestrial.alien 35 minutes ago

https://vimeo.com/280969844
https://vimeo.com/272423485
https://vimeo.com/272607785 "

Thumb lubnani.masi7i 23 August 2018, 17:41

The FPM are the @ChezMaurice of Lebanese politics.

Thumb eagledawn 23 August 2018, 17:53

lol but that was back then and as @flametroller once said " Things change and situations evolve".
Lebanon deserves a tenure/administration such as this. The Lebanese will not have it any other way.

Thumb whyaskwhy 24 August 2018, 21:19

FPM followers cannot read or make decisions (ex-fpm) or they would not be following failed leadership.

Thumb _citizen_ 23 August 2018, 18:01

'patriotic' to Bani Majus

Thumb extraterrestrial.alien 23 August 2018, 18:01

36 years ago today

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvZ1wnH3bAU

Thumb Spotter 23 August 2018, 19:41

One Little Brown troll spotted

tagged logged and processed

Thumb justice 23 August 2018, 18:15

If I had but one bullet and were faced by both an enemy and a traitor like 'patriotic', I would let the 'patriotic' traitor have it and I will then borrow more bullets from the enemy and let the 'patriotic' traitor have them. Only then can justice be achieved...

Thumb i.report 24 August 2018, 00:11

Beautiful photo @Naharnet, it speaks a thousand words!

Thumb warrior 24 August 2018, 04:52

and you need to be hit on the head with a hammer until there is no sign of life comes out of you.

Thumb lebanonforever 24 August 2018, 12:53

No idea why my comment was deleted..

I wonder about the agendas Naharnet drives sometimes... really disappointing