Geagea Says LF Seeking Enough MP Resignations to Force Early Polls


Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea on Sunday said his party is trying to secure enough parliament resignations in order to force early elections.

“In addition to the ongoing relief efforts in Beirut, we are currently working on rescuing the republic through ridding it of this parliament,” Geagea said in a tweet.

“We are conducting the necessary contacts and carry out intensive efforts to secure enough resignations to reach early parliamentary elections as soon as possible,” he added.

Six of the parliament's 128 members have announced their resignations since Saturday -- the three legislators of the Kataeb Party in addition to Marwan Hamadeh of the Democratic Gathering and the independents Paula Yacoubian and Neemat Frem.

The Lebanese Forces has fifteen seats in parliament.

Comments 22
Thumb gma-bs-artist. 09 August 2020, 15:03

How many MPs need to resign to trigger early parliamentary elections?

Thumb tric.portugal 09 August 2020, 16:18

Geagea is a politician that atacks the head of cristhians in the lebanese politics sistem and suport that the nitrate of amonium must stay in Lebanon the time they want...pardon, the meca refugies...

Thumb lebanonforever 10 August 2020, 04:04

you need to medicate yourself

Missing lebcan 10 August 2020, 10:45

Yes you need medical help.... Hizbullah Controlled that port and most ports. ... denying this fact requires you to go to your nearest hospital.... anyone and everyone knows the corruption at all the ports EVERYONE including you, you liar!

Missing lebcan 10 August 2020, 10:50

You are anti Lebanon, you are a pro iran AND Israel.... either you tric.portugal are a cannon fodder to deflect the blame or pure hypocrite covering up a lie!
I say both are valid... your rhetoric is not logical nor consistent with events on the ground.

Missing phillipo 10 August 2020, 14:02

I for one have NEVER read a logical comment made by tric.portugal.

Thumb tric.portugal 09 August 2020, 16:19

Geagea defend a government and a president that integrat the meca refugies...Geageas defends the harakiri for the cristhians in name of meca

Thumb lebanonforever 10 August 2020, 04:06

get some help

Missing lebcan 10 August 2020, 10:50

get some help

Missing awireless 09 August 2020, 16:31

Trigger an election without a new electoral law means only 2 thing. Replace current majority with opposing majority. In other words, nothing will change. Hariri , graves back in majority since the from will lose a couple of MPs. Berri, Hizb and jumblat's blocks will remain unchanged. Back to bickering and stalling reform. Hariri will be back as the Savior to rebuild Beirut. Lebanese will enjoy the pumped $$$ in term of assistant to rebuild Lebanon. The debt will grow further. History repeats itself. Good luck!

Missing lebcan 10 August 2020, 10:51


Missing samiam 09 August 2020, 16:59

The whole system needs to change---add term/age limits and remove bank secrecy and immunity from ALL Mp's, ministers and their families. If the same people are re-elected, nothing really changes.

Missing lebcan 10 August 2020, 10:51

1000000000 %

Thumb Puppet 09 August 2020, 17:16

I have the utmost respect and deepest appreciation for Mrs. awireless for its thorough of lebanese politics, reform, and history.

Thumb tric.portugal 09 August 2020, 21:58

yes...with the history of islamization of Lebannon...the want to delay the meca refugies like the nitrate of amoniun...

Missing lebcan 10 August 2020, 10:52

Your hate knows no bounds!

Default-user-icon Roy (Guest) 09 August 2020, 17:57

Samir and the entire political establishment belong in a basket of the most despicable deplorables. Kellon Ya3ne Kellon.

Missing lebcan 10 August 2020, 10:53

Yes ! If we allow anyone of them to take a seat of power the other will want to also...

Missing rabiosa 09 August 2020, 18:12

Anyone MP, Minister, head of Parliament who has been in office 30+ years should not be allowed to run for office.
4 terms MAX for MPs.
term limit for Speaker of 4 terms if they get reelected by the chamber.
make the PM office an elected office.
NO Minister/PM can be a member of Parliament.
Voting law that no one should have any issue with and if they do items they want sectarianism to continue, is ONE MAN ONE VOTE. No more list, no more preferential vote, no more nothing. Based on the Qada. majority with votes wins. No percentage voting.
Governors, Judges, should all face the public in elections. No more appointments.
Presidential term should dropped down to 4 years with option for second term and that's it.
Lower voting age to 18

Just some of my ideas.

Default-user-icon Ameri-Leb (Guest) 09 August 2020, 22:44

Why are only Christians resigning to allow early elections? If Hezbollah thinks that they will remain in power, think again. You are not wanted and you must surrender your weapons and go to the Syrian desert where you can have your ways. The Lebanese are not welcoming you in their country. Your only support comes from the nieve people you pay or your religious supporters. You are a parasite for Lebanon; you only take and do not give. All of Parliament must resign including Aoun, Diab and Berri. Where were you the last few days, hiding? Not one of you went out to help the people. Shame on you. People need to spit on the ground every time they see you all. Disgusting, corrupt thieves.

Thumb Loubnani 09 August 2020, 22:50

Look at this guy! The deluded corrupt criminal thinks he's the epitome of decency or sees himself as some saint or saviour. Let them resign and then disappear because you are no different to any other political thug we have in our country. Tfeh

Thumb lebanonforever 10 August 2020, 04:06

you're are seriously disturbed