Geagea Rejects to Meet FPM Delegation for Talks Set to End Parliamentary Deadlock

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Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea informed the Free Patriotic Movement, which made an initiative to hold talks with various Lebanese blocs to end the political standstill, that his parliamentary bloc will not meet the Change and Reform Delegation.

LF MP Fadi Karam told al-Akhbar newspaper published on Thursday that the decision was taken by Geagea, who finds the initiative “useless.”

“The initiative is useless and harmful... We could meet to discuss the general developments or we meet during a reasonable parliamentary session.”

The FPM has been holding a series of meetings with political powers in Lebanon aimed at ending the country's deadlock.

It had held talks with the al-Mustaqbal bloc, Phalange bloc and Speaker Nabih Berri.

In October, the FPM, which is led by MP Michel Aoun, announced that it will hold talks with various parliamentary blocs to reactivate the work of the parliament and the legislative sessions.

On November 20, a two-day parliamentary session was postponed for the seventh time over lack of quorum amid sharp rift between the March 14 alliance and Berri on its constitutionality.

The session was postponed to December 18.

The controversial legislative session is set to discuss 45 items on its agenda, the same session that has been boycotted for five times since July over differences on whether the parliament can convene amid a resigned government or not.

The previous sessions were boycotted by the March 14 coalition, caretaker Prime Minister Najib Miqati and Aoun's bloc.

Miqati and the March 14 alliance argue that the parliament can only discuss urgent items amid a resigned cabinet.

The FPM bloc has boycotted previous sessions over the speaker's failure to include the bloc's items on the session's agenda.

Comments 9
Thumb general_puppet 05 December 2013, 09:00

“useless and harmful"… a great description of the pajama general.

Thumb general_puppet 05 December 2013, 09:19

They are open to Lebanese blocks not the Iranian militia or Assad's new lackey.

Thumb geha 05 December 2013, 09:19

have you noticed how m8 are begging for meetings and they are turned down all the time? whether in Lebanon or in the Gulf, they have no dice :)
and do you know why? once an agreement is reached with these m8 low life, they deny it :)

Thumb geha 05 December 2013, 09:20

get off it ft!
we all know why they want a parliamentary meeting: they want their commission of the oil.

Thumb general_puppet 05 December 2013, 09:49

Stop begging, your embarrassing yourself :-)

Thumb general_puppet 05 December 2013, 10:16

Unlike you I do not get paid by the key stroke… but please do go on with your BS long winded comments, after all you must earn your keep.

Thumb general_puppet 05 December 2013, 10:01

Again with your side show BS… why should Geagea participate in this M8 masquerade. Aoun will do what ever Nasrallah tells him to and Hizbullah has made it clear that it does not care about Lebanese consensus and that their only partners are Assad & Iran

Thumb Senescence 05 December 2013, 19:39

M11er, agreed, this to me seems inspired by spite if anything.

Default-user-icon Bassel Binafez (Guest) 06 December 2013, 00:01

minibash, are the koudama Syrian tools? I hope you can answer cause I cannot wait for the Bash to come back from Israel and set things straight. Bests.