Jreissati Meets Aoun: Change and Reform Can Be Achieved without Disputes

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Free Patriotic Movement leader MP Michel Aoun announced on Friday that newly-appointed Labor Minister Salim Jreissati had become the newest members of the Change and Reform bloc, reported the daily An Nahar on Saturday.

Jreissati meanwhile said that a mission to achieve change and reform “can be achieved without creating disputes.”

He made his statements after an extraordinary meeting for the Change and Reform bloc headed by Aoun.

The minister added: “The upcoming phase in Lebanon should be marked by stability and calm and a commitment to change and reform on all levels.”

He revealed that Hizbullah had welcomed his appointment as minister.

An Nahar noted that Jreissati had played a “central role” in voicing an objection to the legal aspects of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon where he had worked closely with Hizbullah in proving its alleged illegality.

Al-Joumhouria newspaper noted on Saturday that the minister is still part of the party’s legal team, adding that he also “played a role in devising the so-called new Syrian constitution.”

Jreissati had held a press conference in August with the head of the Loyalty to the Resistance bloc MP Mohammed Raad in order to discuss the legality of the STL.

The labor minister later told al-Manar television on Friday that Aoun’s choice to appoint him as minister was a “strategic one”.

Widely-informed sources told al-Joumhouria that the appointment took place in agreement between Aoun and his ally Hizbullah.

They added that a Hizbullah delegation had visited Rabieh on Thursday during which it requested that Aoun appoint Jreissati instead of the MP’s candidates of Joseph Jreissati and Nadim Latif.

Comments 12
Default-user-icon Neal (Guest) 25 February 2012, 08:23

so the old goes "trash attract trash "

Default-user-icon Marvin the Martian (Guest) 25 February 2012, 14:54

It's fun not to mention not requiring a lot of brain usage to resort to character assasination instead of arguing issues, isn't it?

Default-user-icon Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator (Guest) 25 February 2012, 19:30

The two guys mentioned in this article have no character to be assassinated, one lost it when he ran away and deserted his army the other one when he became the adviser to the Syria occupation appointed president. Anyway it good to see that Hezbollah now appoints Aoun's Christian ministers directly.

Default-user-icon Keserweneh7or (Guest) 25 February 2012, 09:19

Didn't GMA say that he will appoint a FPM member as minister ? so Jreissati became an FPM member now ? is this their new policy ? they always say YES to Hezboshaitan, whatever they're wrong or they're right... I voted for FPM in 2009 in Ghazir but... KHALASSShow dare he sits next to a syrian puppet without asking him about the detaines in Syria ?

Default-user-icon Halaktouna (Guest) 26 February 2012, 07:47

LOOOOL ... yeah ... they just need the votes of the hizb fresh from Iran and Syria ... funny how a person with such a manly profile name and pic act like a spineless and cowardly person. btw, I bet Keserwaneh meant Claoun when he said "Syrian Puppet" :)

Thumb kesrweneh 25 February 2012, 11:48

Président Jreisati est un éminent juriste, un grand professeur à l’USJ et un homme intègre, merci GMA. Bien que les travailleurs libanais soient tristes de la perte du grand Charbel Nahas, la nomination Jreisati devrait constituer une consolation de taille.

Default-user-icon Horus (Guest) 25 February 2012, 12:02

What a shame the FPM have become, once the beacon for all Lebanese. A party with no direction.

Default-user-icon LebEXPAT (Guest) 25 February 2012, 13:27

''He revealed that Hizbullah had welcomed his appointment as minister'' sorry he meant to say that HIzbullah had instructed his appointment as minister and GMA accepted

Thumb thefool 25 February 2012, 15:27

I must admit, there is a clear maturity in Lebanese social consciousness.

Please are slightly more respectful. They agree to disagree. And walk away with their heads high.

I am more concerned with the people commenting (if they are not agents with motives, like foreigners in here pretending to be Lebanese), than with the politicians who are in the articles.

I am proud we're becoming civil! Did it need for us to pass through wars?

Missing hasanzibowawa1 25 February 2012, 20:47

he was the highest bidder. he probably paid a couple of million dollars to the demented general

Missing hasanzibowawa1 25 February 2012, 20:48

oh you christians.. keep voting for the demented general...

Default-user-icon Halaktouna (Guest) 26 February 2012, 07:53

Getting a brain transplant assumes he already has one ... I say go buy a brain ... avoid buying ur General's brain though it could be sold for a baragin as it has not been used for a while and u might run the risk of it being msadda! Get BAssil's ... that one has never been used.