Geagea: Elections Require Neutral Government

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Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea congratulated on Sunday the Lebanese people on the occasion of Easter, saying that they received a “small gift” on the occasion which was the government's resignation.

He told Free Lebanon radio: “The elections should not be canceled and they require a neutral government that can ensure that they are held.”

This government should include economic experts who can address the poor economic situation in the country, he proposed.

He revealed that caretaker Prime Minister Najib Miqati may be named as premier-designate.

Geagea added that tensions in Lebanon will likely be eased given the government's resignation.

The cabinet resigned on March 22 after it failed to approve the formation of the authority to oversee the elections and agree on extending the term of former Internal Security Forces chief Ashraf Rifi, who handed the ISF leadership to Brigadier General Roger Salem on Saturday.

Rifi will turn 59 – the ISF’s maximum working age – on April 1. Salem will serve as acting head of the ISF until a new director general is appointed.

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Missing roxsheba 31 March 2013, 13:42

Look who is talking , Lady Gaga your opinion is not wanted! Go back to you jail cell with Charles Manson , Junt blat , Saad arriri, and Co. you all don't count stop living from the past you fool . Better still go and live in Sabra or Chatilla with all friends you psychopath !

Missing greatpierro 31 March 2013, 20:05

so whose opinion count for you?

Thumb jumblatdedon 31 March 2013, 13:42

Happy Easter & god bless & protect you Hakim, Stay strong & continue your great leadership in the face of the baathist & shia hegemony threatening us.

Missing roxsheba 31 March 2013, 14:07

God bless who ?? Your mean this Church Blowing , Christian killer? You mean this psychopath ? You mean this deformed forehead with 666 written on ? You mean this maniac with the stench of dead Lebanese Soldiers' still coming out his skin ? Are you as sick as he? If so may God forgive you ! Because God will never ever forgive Lady Gaga....

Thumb jumblatdedon 31 March 2013, 14:27

Maroun, the shia fear Hakim cause out of all the opposition, he is the one who always seems to hammer hezballah pubically & exposes their games & sunni bashing agenda. Geagea is enemy no 1 to iran & syria

Missing maroun 31 March 2013, 14:38

he is the only one that gets on there nerve..they would like him to be like the pajama general and lick there backside.

Missing maroun 01 April 2013, 09:27

FT who killed our leaders?you always blame someone else,go and take a hike of a cliff

Missing maroun 31 March 2013, 14:37

what i earn in day you you would not make in a month ..i dont have to wait for my pay chq from syria or iran like you traitor

Thumb jumblatdedon 31 March 2013, 14:48

Maron, they steal cars for a living & kidnap people

Missing maroun 31 March 2013, 14:58

jumblatdedon.i dont have anything against the shia of lebanon ,only the hizb they have hijacked there sect and turned them into thieves and criminals

Missing maroun 31 March 2013, 15:02

brucelee..your avatar is an insult to the man ..he fought for justice and freedom ..not champion terrorism and lawlessness like you and your kind

Thumb sarkis 31 March 2013, 14:51

Yeah fool, saddam was sunni & the Christians loved him, go ask the Christians of iraq today how good the shia treat them, they hate the shia & have joined forces politically with the Kurs & sunnis , shia death squads, rapes kidnappings, beheadings, all hallah from the shia ayatolahs, just like that youtube vieo of the shia Ayatollah In iraq saying in an interview if the christians dong convert to Islam, then the shia must kill them, F off, you are exposed, your are not a christian, you are a shia with the name josh

Missing maroun 31 March 2013, 14:51

josh you need to understand one thing Syria divided conqared the Lebanese ,they turned us against each other to stay in control.they are the ones who created extremist to stay in control and also killed our leaders.why should i support them?

Missing maroun 31 March 2013, 14:55

roxsheba are an idiot just show how small minded you are ,

Missing roxsheba 31 March 2013, 15:07

Maroun I would agree with you , better to have a small mind but with plenty of wisdom , as for you , well, I don't think you could even manage the first night on your honeymoon ! Your head is far too small !!!

Missing maroun 31 March 2013, 15:10

i do arrest my case now i am 100%sure of your stupidity.

Thumb jumblatdedon 31 March 2013, 15:46

No Freespirit, there can only be a legitimate resistance if you are fighting Israel or america, our brotherly arsab brothers are our friends and you cant resist them even if they killed our men & raped our women (which they did worse then any americn or israeli) but even then, the resistance must ONLY be formed of SHIAAAAA people or it is a terrorist group in their eyes

Missing roxsheba 31 March 2013, 15:46

Arrest ? Arrest who Maroun ? You mean to tell me that you want to arrest your case , let me give you an advice Maroun , don't smoke pot with the shisha , it makes you look and sound stupid ! Get off your computer and stop debating , go to bed , you can't even write and think at the same time , your too drowsy and drugged out man !!! Just read your stupid comment when your off the drugs you poor kid. Oh make sure you take the syringe from your arm by the way before you go to bed !

Thumb LebCynic 31 March 2013, 16:03

Gaegae is a traitor, always has been always will be!

Thumb lebanon_first 31 March 2013, 16:14

Josh. Christians did not loose demographically because they resisted the syrian stalinist regime of Assad. They offer sacrificed and resisted. And if anyone messes with christians again, they will arm themselves and resist.
Christians, united, were able to beat assad's strong army that al nosra is finding very hard to beat. And christians will be able to beat any army that threaten them. Dont take their gentlemenship for weakness.
We dont need the baathist regime. The BAATHIST REGIME IS THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL. Way more than Israel, way more than the islamists.

Thumb zahhet 31 March 2013, 16:50

No not enough, killing little kids!!tfehhh 3ala manzar ja3ja3, mejrem!

Default-user-icon JC Williams (Guest) 31 March 2013, 17:43

Lebanon can never have a neutral government as long as Isreal threatens invasion,controls your airspace and occupies your land . The hope of any neutrality is further complicated because March 14 will not accept that they do not have the majority. March 14 is for all practical purposes collaborating with the enemy (Isreal not Hezbollah)to stay in the good graces of the USA and Saudi Arabia.. So forget histoty, forget the criminality of the previous governments and let Harari be Prime Minister again to make it easier for Isreal to attack and kill your citizens. Is that what GeaGea calls neutrality? Yes, Hezbollah is Lebanese, Their folly is that they believe they should have the right to defend themselves against Isreal.Is that Treason? Treason to who?

Thumb LEBhasNOhope 31 March 2013, 18:04

Couldn't agree more. Well put!

Missing greatpierro 31 March 2013, 20:07

Taef gave more power for Sunni and Shia alike as the balance of power was too much in favor of Christians before that.

Missing helicopter 31 March 2013, 22:03

When an accusation is leveled against someone, I always consider the source. And in your case, I agree, Gaegae is an Iranian and Syrian traitor but a Lebanese patriot. The one who was put in solitary confinement for 11 years by Assad's Syria is a traitor, but the one who thanked the Syrian army for their occupation is not...... strange logic.

Thumb LEBhasNOhope 01 April 2013, 05:38

Better yet, the one who visited Syria and stated there were no Lebanese prisoners there is a patriot?

Thumb neons 01 April 2013, 00:37

ja3jo2a had nothing in its heart but spit! and hate, he's still soar after all the jail headJob he gave

Default-user-icon Hammer Head (Guest) 01 April 2013, 04:59

So he blew up churches, and killed people.
Do you have proof?, is that what Bashaar told you?.
Every man and his dog know who planted the bombs inside the churches. You guys make me laugh.

Gaegae is the only obstacle to HA's full control over Lebanon and the sole obstacle to Aoun becoming president.

So, get it into your thick heads. HA will never control Lebanon and Aoun will never become president.

Missing canadianadam 01 April 2013, 08:39

BS thrower get some new stuff you FPM servant.

Missing halaktouna77 01 April 2013, 09:43

Funny how those FPMers and HAers keep on attacking Geagea for his past actions and never lay one arguement on his current statements and actions. Yet they start barking and jumping the minute anyone attacks Aoun for his past and current actions.
Stupidity runs deep within those parties ...

Thumb whyaskwhy 01 April 2013, 13:51

wow although not a follower of either Ja3ja3 or W.J. the responses seem to be realy the most intense when it comes to WJ or Ja3ja3? I wonder if they both create the most amount of hate for Iranians and their puppets in the circuse here?.
Iran must realy feel threatened by the sounds of some responsed here....

Thumb liefighter 01 April 2013, 13:54

If u like ba3ss, follow them to hell my freind, I think u don't have any dignity, that is why you like the shoe pressing on your neck

Thumb liefighter 01 April 2013, 14:15

follow ba3ss(sad) to hell my friend

Thumb jcamerican 01 April 2013, 15:04

The reason for so much intense comments here. Jumblat or Geagea are the worst of all for Lebanon, the rest are not any better. With all fairness, Jumblatt didn't kill his own sect. You might say that was the past, but they are still there as leaders. I have friends who lost their homes and all, for Geagea's venture in the chouf and Sidon area, and lost it to Jumblat's thugs. Yet they still vote for Georgie and Jumblatt like nothing happened. Makes you wonder, if they are considered normal. But if one of their own family screwed them, they will never forgive or forget. Hope KSA is not threatened by my comment.