Sunni bloc lawmaker lashes out at Geagea

MP Ahmed al-Kheir of the mainly Sunni National Moderation bloc has lashed out at Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea without naming him, two days before a new presidential election session.

Describing Geagea as “the sponsor of the worst presidential settlement,” in reference to the understanding he reached with Michel Aoun prior to the latter’s election, Kheir accused the LF leader of seeking to install himself as the “spiritual guide of the opposition.”

He also charged that Geagea is seeking to usurp the opinion of the Sunni component in parliament.

Informed sources told the PSP’s al-Anbaa news portal that Kheir’s tweet indicates that the dispute that preceded the parliamentary elections between Geagea and the Sunni community has returned, as the LF leader seeks to rally the opposition behind MP Michel Mouawad’s presidential nomination.

Ex-MP Imad Wakim of the LF meanwhile told al-Anbaa that such stances are not beneficial, stressing that “no one is trying to be the opposition’s godfather.”

Source: Naharnet

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