Aoun Says Jumblat Suffering from Inferiority Complex: Govt. to Blame for Security Unrestإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Free Patriotic Movement leader MP Michel Aoun reiterated that the adoption of proportional representation in the parliamentary electoral law will help reflect Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblat’s real political weight, reported An Nahar daily on Sunday.
He told the daily: “Jumblat is suffering from an inferiority complex. He fears the Christians, Shiites, and Sunnis because they outnumber him.”
He added that proportional representation is the best solution for the long run.
“Proportionality provides sectarian and mental stability,” he explained.
A dispute had recently erupted between the two MPs, with Aoun declaring on Tuesday that he will no longer respond to the PSP chief’s “insults.”
The Druze leader had recently accused the FPM and Energy Minister Jebran Bassil for the ongoing electricity crisis in Lebanon.
Aoun, Hizbullah, and AMAL have voiced their support for proportional representation, while Jumblat and the Mustaqbal bloc have expressed their opposition to it.
Addressing the resumption of the national dialogue, the FPM leader said: “The talks are aimed at discussing a defense strategy, not Hizbullah’s arms.”
“A defense strategy encompasses the army and resistance and it also seeks to maintain peace and stability on the internal scene,” he explained.
National dialogue was resumed on June 11 after a 19-month absence.
It held another session on June 25 and is set to hold its third meeting on July 24.
Commenting on the recent security instability in Lebanon, Aoun noted: “The chaos can be blamed on the government due to its lax approach in tackling such affairs.”
Told that his Shiite allies are staging demonstrations against the frequent power cuts, Aoun replied: “This isn’t my responsibility. I am performing my duties.”
“I have a reform plan and I am serving the people,” he declared.
“Some ministers and MPs do not care about electricity, but they prefer darkness in order to continue criticizing the energy minister,” explained Aoun.
“No power on earth can stop us from pursuing our projects. They may delay them, but they will eventually be implemented,” he said.
On the Syrian crisis, he noted: “Syria is ruled by a secular system, which is closest to democracy.”
“The United States and Europe will lose the battle against the Syrian regime,” he added.
“They will reach a settlement or their influence in the Middle East will come to an end,” he noted.