Hariri Ready to Facilitate Election of New President, Urges Christians to Agree

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Former Premier and head of al-Mustaqbal Movement MP Saad Hariri expressed readiness to facilitate the election of a new head of state on the condition that the rival parties exert efforts to resolve the presidential deadlock.

Hariri's visitors said in comments published in An Nahar newspaper that the Sunni leader will not suggest the name of any candidate and would rather wait for the decision of Christians in this regard.

“He isn't discussing the names of any nominee with his visitors until an agreement is reached concerning the upcoming stage and the characteristics of the new president,” politicians quoted Hariri as saying.

However, Hariri highlighted that “a strong president is the one who is capable of reuniting all the Lebanese.”

On Saturday night, the ex-premier held a meeting with the ambassadors of the International Support Group for Lebanon.

Hariri discussed with the ambassadors of major powers the latest Saudi grant to boost security measures the aid that their countries could offer to the Lebanon.

Hariri had continued discussion, during separate talks with Prime Minister Tammam Salam and Army Commander General Jean Qahwaji, over the one billion dollar Saudi grant to the military institution on Saturday.

The head of al-Mustaqbal Movement made a surprise return to Lebanon on Friday morning after three years abroad.

His trip follows his announcement that Saudi Arabia, one of his chief allies, would give $1 billion to shore up the army and security forces against jihadists.

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Thumb Chupachups 10 August 2014, 09:06

in before the haters..

Thumb amatoury114 10 August 2014, 09:11

at least someone believes in lebanon

Thumb ex-fpm 10 August 2014, 09:17

“a strong president is the one who is capable of reuniting all the Lebanese.”

Nothing will unite or reunite the Lebanese. They are a group of sects with foreign allegiances and each wants a Lebanon that fits their vision. We all know it but we pretend otherwise.

Missing imagine_1979 10 August 2014, 09:49

Not that i disagree with u on most the lebanese religious and regional allegiance, but if we had a country with clear borders with law and justice applicable on all equaly, anyone can believe in what they want (in france there is still guys wanting monarchy, or corsica independance, or catalania independence in spain, and as long they abide by the law they can practice politics and work under the law to achieve their goals...
The problem in leb is one religious (like most leb) armed millicia is imposing its views on all for years now, they have forced us accpet provate phone network, private security, impunity from international (stl) and national justice(butros harb assassination attempt, hachem salman..) taken us to war (now they started funerals for martyrs dead during jihadist duty in irak....

Missing imagine_1979 10 August 2014, 09:49

We were in a civil war not that long time ago, we still have (like u said) a very fragile national identy (between those who want great syria, bassist syria, khomaiini, or who find help in ksa/france..) u know they might be playing with fire and drag us all into reall shit...
Now time to enjoy this day, i'll start by a chupachups...

Default-user-icon CFTC (Guest) 10 August 2014, 16:21

like you...well known terrorist

Default-user-icon Nicolas (Guest) 10 August 2014, 09:45

Avec un président jeune , neutre et sain d'esprit , tout est permis et avec le retour de Saad Hariri l'avenir du Liban est "enfin" entre de bonnes mains !!

Thumb Chupachups 10 August 2014, 10:49

City boy - more like da7yeh boy

Default-user-icon CFTC (Guest) 10 August 2014, 12:33

100% agreeing Flamethrower ! General 'Aoun was protecting you -chupachups and all his ''friends''- from yourself' these guys have no dignity.

Thumb Clementine 10 August 2014, 13:24

Clémentine is happy to announce that SHN has retained it's propaga.. err.. advertising services. We will be launching his new ad campaign very soon. After the highly successful "Thank You Qatar" and "We've Returned The Right To the Christians" we're proud to soon give you..
TADA!
"Nasrallah Ready to Impede Election of New President, Uses Christian Block As A Front."
GMA has been hired as the spokesperson and the fresh face of the campain.

Missing imagine_1979 10 August 2014, 13:29

Ues protecting me from myself... Sometimes the hard way like 7ayyar with his hezbos friends..
Bi charafak zahet....

Thumb cityboy 10 August 2014, 15:30

Thank you mods, i mean jerry and co. for removing my posts.

Thumb cityboy 10 August 2014, 15:45

of course, any post not laying blame on HA is not worth reading in your books.

Missing karim- 10 August 2014, 15:43

أن ميشال عون مشكلة، فلأنه حالة إسرائيلية صدامية وتدميرية ولا يرى إلا مصالحه الشخصية ومصالح طائفته. فهو النهج الماروني العنصري في الشرقية

حسن نصرالله - النهار 6/11/1989

Thumb EagleDawn 10 August 2014, 16:16

amazing, even people in the "dahyeh" of Portugal want aoun as president!

Thumb ice-man 10 August 2014, 16:46

@Vasco: how are you today my Portugali friend?

Thumb ice-man 10 August 2014, 17:15

@Vasco: Yeth I agree, we need a regime to protect the christhians not ithith.

Thumb Tony.Farris 10 August 2014, 17:14

The only compensation the Syrian deserve is the head if ASSad.

Thumb Tony.Farris 10 August 2014, 17:15

President of Gaza maybe...

Thumb sunni 10 August 2014, 18:06

its so sad to see a country summarized by two war lords: Aoun and Geagea...I am sure that within the 100's of thousands of Christians in Lebanon we can find 1,000 competent presidents but the current political gangs wants you to believe otherwise. What happened to Ziad Baroud? Isn't he a good option for both M8 and M14?

Missing helicopter 11 August 2014, 00:26

Why did you ignore the other war mongers ...... Berri plays with the best of them, Nasrallah has so many Jihadists waiting for his command, Jumblat weazling his way in every way possible except in ways that benefit LEBANON, and of course the Takfiri ones.
Lebanon has no shortage of warlords, only shortage of Patriotism and good Governance

Thumb sunni 10 August 2014, 18:07

Same way Berri tries to make it appear as if within the Shiaa there's no one fit to be Speaker except his highness... ma ma32oul addeih Sha3b hibil ni7na...walla ma ma32oul!

Default-user-icon 100%lebanese (Guest) 10 August 2014, 22:02

The Christians will never unite. Harris knows this. Status quo suits him. Hizbulla getting weaker by the day in Syria. So the longer he waits the stronger the hand of M14

Default-user-icon Shilmando Fantutti (Guest) 11 August 2014, 08:26

Agree? They can't even agree that da3esh are terrorists when the idiot bou la2a, Dr. Arreet 7akeh, calls them revolutionaries (like him) while the entire world (sane, not Sanni or Christian Sanni world) already knows that they are terrorists.