Hizbullah Seeking to Convince Aoun's Bloc to Resolve Extension Crisis

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Hizbullah is exerting last-minute efforts to convince its ally Free Patriotic Movement leader MP Michel Aoun to resolve the parliament extension crisis, As Safir daily reported Tuesday.

The newspaper said that Hizbullah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah's aide Hussein Khalil and the party's liaison and coordination officer Wafiq Safa sought to convince Aoun's Change and Reform bloc members to resolve the problem ahead of Wednesday's parliamentary session.

The two Hizbullah officials held contacts with Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil, who is an FPM official, on Monday. The pressure they are exercising on Aoun is expected to last until the session is held.

The Change and Reform bloc is expected to boycott the session.

Despite the boycott of other Christian lawmakers, quorum is guaranteed at the legislature, whose term will be extended for two years and seven months.

Nasrallah said Monday he supported the move to avert a vacuum, which has been exacerbated by the failure to elect a successor to President Michel Suleiman whose term ended in May.



Comments 9
Thumb ex-fpm 04 November 2014, 08:46

@geha, this is all planned. Aoun needs to look good in front of the Christians by appearing to oppose the extension. The quorum is already secured and Aoun's abstention will not make any difference. It is just for political posturing. If Aoun was serious about his opposition of the extension he and his bloc would resign.

Default-user-icon CFTC (Guest) 04 November 2014, 09:42

wow impressive how your analysis is accurate...and you still have some i.i.t. to agree (-:

Default-user-icon flamethrower..__&^^^### (Guest) 04 November 2014, 09:19

do you know why I was banned?>>>>>

Missing humble 04 November 2014, 09:54

Any Christian following a traitor, is a traitor.

Thumb nickjames 04 November 2014, 10:01

Why isn't Hezbollah seeking Aoun to resolve the presidential vacuum?

Thumb nickjames 04 November 2014, 10:01

Seeking to convince Aoun*

Thumb beiruti 04 November 2014, 15:35

Two years and 7 months extension of a parliament elected in 2009, so far, this 4 year parliament is still in power 5 years later and now almost 8 years before it will be made subject to election.
And why is this?? Because Hezbollah and Aoun know that their obstruction and destruction of the State and its institutions will not be rewarded at the polls by the people voting them into the majority. In fact, they know that they stand to lose seats and so they vote to deny the people the right to choose their elected representatives. They are in this past extension and in the 2 year 7 month extension that is proposed usurpers, false representatives, thieves holding the seats of the people against the people's will.

Thumb beiruti 04 November 2014, 15:36

This is not the Change and Reform Bloc. This is the Bloc-Head, Aoun, who stands for neither reform not change, but for obstruction and corruption.

Default-user-icon + oua nabka + (Guest) 04 November 2014, 15:50

the taef accord(which almost everyone agrees upon) stipulates to have a parliamentary elections based on proportionality , and all what is happening now is the fault parliamentaries and their blocs who refuse and still refusing to make a new electoral law based on proportionality
god bless democracy