Geagea Promises 'Major Stance', Says Govt. Resignation Useless

W460

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea on Monday announced that the country is “hours away from a major stance.”

Geagea also considered that the government’s looming resignation would be “useless” because “those who formed this government will form the next government and consequently we will stay in our place.”

“That’s why our objective is to resolve the core of the problem, which is in parliament,” the LF leader added, calling for “early parliamentary elections under the current (electoral) law.”

Geagea voiced his stances following a meeting with a delegation from the Progressive Socialist Party.

On Sunday, he said his party was trying to secure enough resignations in order to force early polls.

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Comments 11
Missing rabiosa 10 August 2020, 17:14

The only electoral law that will rid this corrupt political class is The One Man One Vote. Stop trying to invent the wheel. Any other law will always be sectarian and produce the very same corrupt MPs.

No % votes, no lies, no such other BS that only the Lebanese create. get 50% of the vote and you win. Less than 50%, then the top two go into a run off. The law should be at local meaning at the Qada level. I don't buy those that want Lebanon as single district like Berri and cronies do.

Governors, Judges, PM, should all face voters. No more appointments for any high ranking government post.

Presidential term should be reduced to 4 years with option for second term.

Lower voting age to 18

Limit campaign to 3 weeks

All general election for all posts should be on the same day on a specific date every 4 years

Finally I doubt ny these proposals will be implemented.

Missing phillipo 10 August 2020, 18:10

Excellent ideas, but can you imagine the present parliament voting in favour of these changes and sending themselves into oblivion? I can't.

Thumb tric.portugal 10 August 2020, 18:13

with 2 million of Mecca refugies in Lebanon!!??? in Lebanon !!!??? Only the Cristhians can vote in Lebanon !! A President must be a Catholic or Ortodox Cristhian...a Head of Cabinet must be a Ortodoxe or a Catholique...and the Head of the Parliament must be a portuguese...New eletoral law for Lebanon !! After the Daesh atacks to Beirute and with to million of mecca refugies ( more powerful bomb inside Lebanon then the amoniac nitrate ) that geagea and jumbalah wants that continue in Lebanon waiting for a solution...

Default-user-icon mar1 Zan2 (Guest) 10 August 2020, 19:57

100%

Thumb tric.portugal 10 August 2020, 18:06

Geagea and Jumbalah!!!??? kkk

Missing 1948 11 August 2020, 11:34

stay out of Lebanon you Zionist puppet

Missing kazan 10 August 2020, 18:44

A precondition that a country could be independent from other foreign countries is that its population experience that they are equal, united and feel that they belong to one nation; unfortunately because of the current sectarian system, the population is divided in various religious groups , some are having more privileges than others, subsequently they believe and become conditioned that they are first class citizens. It is obvious that this is absurd and this creates( in the past, in the present and in the future) continuous time bombs in this country.

Missing kazan 10 August 2020, 18:46

lately a group of the population is trying to distance themselves from the sectarian system, unfortunately they don't get a chance to make a breakthrough, because most of the population is indoctrinated in their own religion that everything else they see as hostile and unreliable.

Thumb canadianleb 10 August 2020, 22:21

You are no better thane anyone!!! so shut the hell up. You did nothing for the country you made a lot of noise until the amount of the cheque you got was increased and you voted for Aoun!!!!

Missing bigjohn 11 August 2020, 08:27

Geagea used to work for Israel and now he works for the Saudi regime. Maybe he can achieve something by persuading his Saudi rulers to allow churches in their kingdom

Thumb Puppet 11 August 2020, 13:13

Mrs. smalljohn has earned my utmost respect and deepest appreciation for its religious tolerance and diversity by requesting mosques to be built in the Vatican.