Report: Possibility of Aoun-Hariri Agreement over Presidency Ended with Suleiman's Term

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Free Patriotic Movement leader MP Michel Aoun is keen to maintain contacts between him and Mustaqbal Movement chief Saad Hariri in order to reach an agreement over the presidential elections, reported the Kuwaiti al-Anbaa daily on Sunday.

March 14 alliance sources told the daily however that the possibility of an understanding between the two officials ended with the end of President Michel Suleiman's term.

The FPM sources hoped that the contacts between Hariri and Aoun would yield a positive outcome.

Suleiman's six-year term ended on Saturday with parliament failing to elect his successor due to the ongoing differences between the rival March 8 and 14 camps over the elections.

The dispute prompted the March 8 forces to boycott the majority of the presidential elections sessions.


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Thumb general_puppet 25 May 2014, 11:23

Hello Josephani, welcome back... I see you have not been taking your pills again.

Missing politik_buro 25 May 2014, 13:09

Ya Jame3a none of this matters, who did what and why and how. We need to get past that, we have to forgive, and I'm not saying this lightly, I have lost family members and I was as angry as you were if not more. Anger will only bring more heartache, more desperation and more war. This is not a hippie John Lennon style peace and flower power trip. This is the only logical meaningful starting point. We have to ask leaders for vision before we support their VISION, not their person, and when elected hold them accountable accordingly

Missing politik_buro 25 May 2014, 13:11

Are you not all sick of the same bs over and over again? Do you not want the same thing, the exact same thing as the guy you insult all day? All we all want is a country where our kids can grow in dignity and peace, where parents can find work and provide, I mean who gives two damns about politics at the end of the day

Missing politik_buro 25 May 2014, 13:14

Politics is a means to an end, not the end itself. This god forsaken chair in Baabda is a place of service, same as all other positions, will you please stop treating your leaders as gods and start treating them as public servants, start holding them accountable for their program, their vision, bot their bs religious hatred filled speeches

Default-user-icon lebanese all the way (Guest) 25 May 2014, 13:17

every person who had his own private militia outside the government has blood over his head oun when he deserted his men and gave himself up and ran away and his men died at point blank cause of him cause he strarted something he couldnt finish samir geagea also has blood at least he paid dearly for it 11 years in a prison practice what you preach admit reality

Default-user-icon Al-watan-wa-bass (Guest) 25 May 2014, 15:13

Do you really guys believe Aoun makes any decision? The decision was taken in Teheran to boycott. He will be assassinated by his friends if he takes a patriotic resolution.

You give him too much credit ...

Missing constantine 25 May 2014, 17:47

Some of you comments are pathetic....GMA will be president and the Christian's pride and rights will be restored.

Missing politik_buro 25 May 2014, 18:20

Whose comments are pathetic?

Missing politik_buro 25 May 2014, 18:20

How will pride be restored? Seriously, can you answer me that?

Thumb beiruti 25 May 2014, 18:12

Consistent with his past political history, Aoun has once again overplayed his hand and has lost everything. Now for some old man, that is a disappointment that creates the picture at the lead of this article. But Aoun, who is a purported Christian political leader, when he engages in such misjudgments, not only is he the loser, but his blind followers are losers, and being a significant part of the Lebanese body politic, Lebanon loses as well by trusting their futures to this myopic, egomaniac who suffers dementia as well.

Thumb beiruti 25 May 2014, 23:04

@Roary, I'm Lebanese and Christian, Aoun's being a loser means we are all losing, not just the Aouni. And I'll stop doing this when Aoun stops or when you stop believing his BS. It's all about you Roary, it's your world, we just live in it.

Thumb beiruti 25 May 2014, 18:20

Now that the seat is vacant, guess what, the world did not stop turning on its axis, the sun has come up on Sunday and life goes on. The urgency of the moment to elect a president has passed with the turning of the page of the calendar. Who now will press for the election of a Christian President when the Christians themselves are beating each other up over "M8" "M14"??
The Sunni, Shia and Druze will move forward leaving the Christians in their eternal argument over succession and the vacuum in Baabda will become an irrelevant vacancy. They can tell us, "when you have a Christian consensus choice, come and see us, otherwise we have a country to run and you Christians can go and refight the Battle of Ashrafiya for the umpteenth time.

Missing helicopter 25 May 2014, 18:41

You support HA, HA publicly pledges allegiance to the Mullah, the Mulllahs are pure Sectarian Dictators ...... therefore your post praising Democracy for Lebanon is fake, hypocritical and rubbish.