Aoun's Silence on Geagea Proposal over Presidency Seen as a Rejectionإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Free Patriotic Movement leader Michel Aoun remained mum on a proposal made by his rival Lebanese Forces chief Samir Geagea to resolve the presidential deadlock but his silence was explained as a source of rejection.
Aoun met with a delegation from Maronite institutions on Thursday. Sources of the conferees in Rabieh said the lawmaker did not comment on a suggestion made by Geagea to either run against him for office or to meet and agree on a consensual nominee.
The sources told al-Liwaa newspaper published Friday that Aoun's silence was seen as a rejection of the proposal.
Lawmakers failed for the fifth time last week in electing a new head of state over differences between the rival March 8 and March 14 camps on a compromise candidate.
March 14 supports the LF chief for office, who managed to gather 48 votes in the first round of votes.
The March 8 camp has not yet announced its candidate and Aoun has repeatedly insisted that he will only take part in the presidential race if he was declared a consensual candidate.
Aoun told the members of the delegation on Thursday that he was the strongest Christian leader and should reach Baabda Palace, al-Liwaa reported.
He also said that he was capable of resolving pending issues.
Members of the Maronite institutions have previously visited Geagea and Phalange leader Amin Gemayel, and are expected to meet with Marada Movement chief MP Suleiman Franjieh next Wednesday.
The meetings that are aimed at resolving the presidential crisis are scheduled to end with talks with Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi.
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it's Napoleaoun :)
"Aoun told the members of the delegation on Thursday that he was the strongest Christian leader and should reach Baabda Palace"... sounds like the_roar, I said so it Must be True!
It seems the ghosts are reporting comments as usual. Anyway, Aoun is mum about Geagea proposal, the terror party is still mulling while the country is deteriorating. Meanwhile, the terror party is busy organizing the re-election of their president, Bachar Assad for a third term.
Breaking news: Aoun s mumness is due to him calmness before the storm (khabeeth ya Aoun). Unless he is dead by now, tawil bi 3omro.
His mumness is a sugn if his deceiving nature nithing more or less.
Reporting instantaneously... and all I said is that I agree he has a fat head, but there was no need to call him an Elephant :-)
God bless General Aoun for his staunch patriotism, defense of democracy, and opposition to February 14-sponsored Takfirism.
Aoun is the worst thing that could ever happen to Lebanon!!
I just am baffled just by the fact that he is considered for the top post let alone be elected. what would it take to make him understand that he will NEVER be president?
Me aoun you are a failure and have become the laughing stock in Lebanese politics. So much for you MOU. Memorandum of Under the boot. How many times have you covered for HA to now have the devil even reject you. It must really hurt to have your sworn enemy Geagea throw you a lifeline when nobody else wants you. Come back into the fold little sheep and succle on the bosom of humility. Swallow your pride and be a man for once.
I think Aoun is playing the only card he has left to become president (not going to hapen). He is stating to the world, either I become president or no one becomes president. A vacuum suits his allies just fine so they will play on his emotions and let him take it as far as he wants.
When you look at it, the issues with the Lebanese Presidential succession in 1988 after the end of the Amin Gemayel Mandate;
Elias Hrawi in 1998; Emile Lahoud in 2007 and now Michel Sleiman in 2014, Aoun's obstructionism played a role in creating a vacuum in the office after Gemayel's departure, Lahoud's departure and now Sleiman's.
Aoun did not want Rene Mouwad, or Hrawi or the other two generals to serve, preferring himself. These Presidents were selected outside of Lebanon, everyone and were weak and ineffectual, due, in part, to this guy. He has been a curse, not a blessing on Lebanon.
Mujnoun!!! where are you from? if you want to use arabic, try to find the proper dialect!
Remember the time we had to wait for his son inlaw to get his post in government (miracle kid)... how long we have to wait this time for this old man himself?
You typically shut up and let others think you're crazy, rather than speak and prove it.