Bkirki Denies Setting List of Candidates for Presidency

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The Maronite Patriarchate denied on Tuesday reports claiming that Bkirki has a list of candidates for the presidential post.

The Patriarchate stressed that it didn't interfere and will not intervene in the “game of names.”

The comments come in light of remarks by Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea on Monday that he approves a list of nominees for presidency.

Geagea said that the list includes former Interior Minister Ziad Baroud, Demianos Qattar and Roger Deeb.

Lebanon has been plunged into a leadership vacuum after Michel Suleiman's presidential term ended on May 25 with rival political blocs still divided over a new leader.

Over the past two months the parliament convened five times to try to elect a successor to Suleiman but failed during the last four sessions due to a lack of quorum.

The presidential vacuum raised fears that it would affect Lebanon's power-sharing agreement under which the president should be a Maronite, the premier a Sunni and the speaker a Shiite.



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Missing politik_buro 10 June 2014, 14:44

So HA nominate someone who hasn't even nominated himself, Sunnis, or some of them, nominate someone who is not accepted by anyone, and the patriarchate nominates nobody. Why ?

Missing politik_buro 10 June 2014, 15:47

And what is the problem with Bkirki officially naming a few candidates to the presidency?

Thumb FlameCatcher 10 June 2014, 20:36

@FT : the only way for people to vote through a referendum is to first abolish all political parties that are sectarian and participated in the war.

As long as Sunnis and Shiaas will decide who the next president will be, then this is out of the question.

We need to create new divisions, socialists, democrats, liberals, communists, whatever other ideology to resegment the population in order to elect a president based on merits and program.

Thumb Machia 10 June 2014, 16:01

You can say a lot of things about Jamil Al Sayyed but this guy is a great manager. He did a great job when he was in charge of General Security Directorate and today, once again, he was visionary when he called for a federal state in Lebanon:

Thumb Machia 10 June 2014, 16:04

A good manager is always visionary. He knows that things can only be resolved in a rational way. And Jamil Al Sayyed truly understood that the only way is FEDERALISM.
Bravo Mr. Al Sayyed! Your cartesian mind made me forget your alleged sins!

Missing politik_buro 10 June 2014, 16:30

It's very simple to just say that though. As much as I agree in theory that it's a solution that will evidently promote coexistence and stimulate the economy and tourism, do you really think there is a chance that all sects will agree on the land? Have you not seen what one simple ceiling can do to Lebanon? I think we need something more drastic to start with.

Missing politik_buro 10 June 2014, 16:32

Federalism is an ideal solution when Lebanon is independent and peaceful, then Lebanese can sit down like civilized people and look at the future of the country and what would be the best for it, logically leading to federalism.

Thumb Machia 10 June 2014, 16:40

The way I see it, is that if Jamil Al Sayed understands that it is in the interest of all Lebanese to Federalize our country then this is a huge step in the right direction.
Politicians should embrace his call to Federalism and follow through until they get it into the constitution.

Default-user-icon Phortash Ghardoul (Guest) 10 June 2014, 17:51

Lying is a sin. Period.

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Missing spiderman1 11 June 2014, 09:30

Time for change in Lebanon .