Jumblat Travels to Undisclosed Destination, Cancels Meetings with Gemayel and Geagea

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Progressive Socialist Party Leader Walid Jumblat postponed his upcoming meetings with senior Lebanese officials after he surprisingly left Beirut.

Al-Liwaa newspaper, published on Tuesday, said that the destination of Jumblat is unknown, despite rumors saying that he headed to the French capital Paris for talks with al-Mustaqbal chief Saad Hariri.

The Druze leader was compelled to canceled his meetings with Kataeb Party chief Amin Gemayel and Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea.

Jumblat kicked off recently a tour on Maronite leaders as part of his efforts to convince the rival leaders to elect a compromise president.

He has so far met with Marada Movement chief Suleiman Franjieh, Hizbullah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah and Free Patriotic Movement leader Michel Aoun.

Lebanon's top Christian post was left vacant in May this year when the rival MPs failed to elect a successor to President Michel Suleiman over their differences on a compromise candidate.

The majority of the March 8 alliance's MPs, including Aoun's parliamentary bloc, boycotted the sessions aimed at electing a head of state, causing lack of quorum.



Comments 9
Default-user-icon kazan (Guest) 26 August 2014, 09:20

This country is hijacked by incompetent people ,disconnected from the real world and the people, they are isolated in ivory towers surrounded by their private armies preaching outdated and expired visions.And the biggest joke is they are looking for solution while they are the cause of the Lebanese problems.

Default-user-icon mustapha o. ghaayini (Guest) 26 August 2014, 12:45

with great sorrow i think that kazan is right

Thumb cedars2 26 August 2014, 12:54

So so true Kazan. We are governed by incompetence.

Default-user-icon setright (Guest) 26 August 2014, 13:25

were you just banned flamethrower???? This must be your 150th screen name!

Missing imperatrice 26 August 2014, 13:34

FT can you surprise us even once with something constructive? ur like a disc on repeat mode

Default-user-icon Captain-Minister (Guest) 26 August 2014, 13:38

His comments are for those with an acquired taste for BS

Default-user-icon le phenicien (Guest) 26 August 2014, 14:54

they are so irrelevant the cowardly general doesn't even dare nominate himself for president

Missing madhatter 26 August 2014, 16:11

The keen eye reveals the conundrum of Mr Jumblat`s undisclosed destination as a Sun drenched vacation Paradise, the clue is in the picture he`s obviously pointing out his new Speedo

Thumb beiruti 26 August 2014, 16:58

Seems Jumblatt is more concerned with the vacuum in the Presidency than the Maronites who are to fill it.