Aoun Urges 'Understanding' as Presidency Hits Back at PSP Bloc


President Michel Aoun on Tuesday called for “understanding” instead of “intransigence,” in a tweet marking the International Day of Democracy.

“On the International Day of Democracy, let us all remember that resolving problems can only happen through understanding and not through intransigence and stubbornness, or else everyone will reap great failure and loss,” the president said.

The Presidency’s press office had earlier issued a statement commenting on the Democratic Gathering bloc’s boycott of Aoun’s consultations with parliamentary blocs at the Baabda Palace.

“The statement issued yesterday by the Democratic Gathering would not have deserved a response had it not contained a host of deliberate fallacies aimed at harming a rescue step that the President made,” the press office said.

“The president would not have invited the heads of parliamentary blocs to consultations had he not been aware of the crisis that might arise should the dispute over several points related to the formation of the government continue, in a manner that would block the government’s formation and plunge the country into a dangerous situation,” the office added.

“As for the remarks about breaching the Taef Accord, let the MPs of the Gathering pinpoint to us the text that prohibits the country’s president from consulting with parliamentary blocs when the situations in the country necessitate that,” the office went on to say in its statement.

Comments 9
Thumb ansarullah 15 September 2020, 21:16

God bless the Strong President for carrying out extra consultations to protect shia rights in the government.

Shia Shia Shia !!!

Thumb canadianleb 15 September 2020, 21:18

I am surprissed that he still feels that he is relevant!!! go to Syria looser!!!

Thumb s.o.s 15 September 2020, 21:37

He once said off the record that Lebanon is a Syrian province..... so technically, according to him, he’s already in Syria .

Thumb lebnanfirst 15 September 2020, 22:50

Yes, Aoun’s approach failed as he abandoned his earlier principles on sovereignty choosing instead to ally with hizb for perceived political benefits. Likely one of the worst presidents we had in no small measure due to his arrogant approach to power and political intransigence.
In this instance, he’s correct as the constitution does not bar such consultation and the presidency does have a significant say in government formation.
Bottom line we’re in a mess and if in two days Aoun can fix it without allowing the duo control of the economy ministry, I say let him try cause the alternative is a PERFECT STORM the likes of which no one has seen before. Trump will do anything if he believes it will gain him the presidency.

Thumb lebnanfirst 15 September 2020, 23:00

The Americans are waiting impatiently for the French initiative to fail which gives them the reason to strike. Given Trump’s temperament and past precedence, think Quasim Souleimani, he undoubtedly cherishes brinkmanship and subscribes to the Collin Powel doctrin.
Even if the government is formed by some miracle, the US institutions will continue their assault on Hizbullah whether or not Trump is re-elected.
Let’s hope that Aoun and the duo are fully aware of the consequences of failure.

Default-user-icon Aoun is a Goof (Guest) 16 September 2020, 04:39

Judas Aoun. Go away already you irrelevant puppet.
Shame on you and your betrayal to not only the country but to humanity as well.
You are not a good person and Lebanese around the world are ashamed of you and embarrassed that you are a representative of the country.
How do you wake up in the morning looking into a mirror knowing when you die you are going straight to the pits of hell.

Default-user-icon Boyfa (Guest) 16 September 2020, 04:50

Aoun the champion of understanding and compromise. Listen to his lesson.

Default-user-icon Mohamad Mardini (Guest) 16 September 2020, 07:07

The last person to brag about is Micheal Aoun. His stubbornness has brought destruction to parts of Lebanon, has caused in Syrian prevalence on the country after destruction of the presidential palace. His stubbornness has ended him up in exile and sided him with anti democratic political parties in Lebanon. His stubbornness in becoming a president and his son in law a minister has led the country to become a failed state. He should step down and give room for young blood

Missing samiam 16 September 2020, 12:08

What a useless president----his only executive order has been for the passing out of tea to the troops. He should have take what Adib had for a cabinet and taken it to parliament for a vote and let the chips fall where they may. The hypocrisy by Barry, amal and kizb has been unbelievable.

old man aoun should resign---he has not shown ANY sign of leadership and is on his 6th government in 5 years, and ALL have failed under his watch.