Presidential Vacuum to Hit Army Command, ISF

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The crises gripping Lebanon due to the ongoing vacuum at the Baabda Palace are expected to increase with the near end of the tenure of Army Commander General Jean Qahwaji and Internal Security Forces chief Brig. Gen. Ibrahim Basbous.

According to al-Akhbar newspaper the tenure of Basbous ends in June, while Qahwaji's two-year extended term ends in September.

Observers expressed fear over the matter amid the presidential vacuum as the extension of the two high-ranking security officials or the appointment of their successors requires the signature of the president or the 24 cabinet ministers.

The cabinet assumes the executive tasks of the president as stated by the constitution until a new head of state is elected.

The presidential post has been empty since May 25, when former President Michel Suleiman's term ended.

However, if the cabinet failed to extend the tenure of the two security officials or appoint their successors then Higher Defense Council chief General Mohammed Kheir would become the acting Army commander instead Army Chief of Staff Maj. Gen. Walid Salman, who would retire before the end of Qahwaji's term. While Brigadier Nabil Mazloum would become the acting ISF chief.



Comments 11
Thumb lubnani.masi7i 11 December 2014, 08:56

Aoun is the Republic... He destroyed the Republic.

Missing humble 11 December 2014, 10:34

A caporal who is a coward (testimonial of Johny Abdo), a liar, an agent, a corrupt and a traitor to Syria and Iran.
Long live all the idiots still following him...they are helping the destruction of the Christians and the whole country.

Missing greatpierro 11 December 2014, 12:03

Yes indeed the blame is on the followers not in the general. He is psychopathic and that is known. But how about all the followers following this clown.

Thumb -phoenix1 11 December 2014, 17:46

GP, spot on you are. I will however take some landmarks of history to show that people like Michel Aoun can do strange things to unsuspecting people who end up following him. In Germany, the land of refinement, Hitler made his way to turn one of the world's finest and most dynamic people into true evil, well maybe not all, but a substantial majority. The same happened in the Italy of Mussolini, the Romania of Ceausescu, the Spain of Franco, the Argentina of Galtieri, the Uganda of Idi Amin, the CAR of Bokassa, the Cambodia of Pol Pot. Michel Aoun was about to do the same, but fortunately in Lebanon divine protection is making sure we do deviate too far, in fact, a high proportion of Aoun's supporters are now EX-Supporters, they've left the mad man in total disgust.

Thumb -phoenix1 11 December 2014, 17:47

**We don't deviate...**

Thumb -phoenix1 11 December 2014, 11:57

They have but one intention, to paralyze the nation and rob it of all its constitutional institutions to the point where complete chaos takes over. Hezbollah is opting for this so that it will take final control of Lebanon by imposing the blind old stooge Aoun, who will then approve officially anything Hezbollah wishes. But this is a double edged sword, as the reaction from the majority of the Lebanese who now substantially disapprove of their policies of oppression. Their bubble could get burst at anytime.

Missing greatpierro 11 December 2014, 12:04

The hole is that many are abandoning the general if we take into account all the latest student and professional elections.

Thumb the_roar 11 December 2014, 13:51

back it up & endorse people voting directly....or you only like to make assumptions & make claims based on your personal opinion?

why are you & all M14ers so against people voting directly ? you all know why, don't you?

Default-user-icon 70% to 30% (Guest) 11 December 2014, 14:08

As the roar says the Muslim majority should eject the Maronite president ans Aoun's plans concurs, nuff said.

Default-user-icon Nostradamusajad (Guest) 11 December 2014, 13:10

Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah's 1980s prophecies are coming true at last. The Lebanese state needed to be undermined and then dismantled brick by brick before the Islamic revolution in Lebanon can begin to take shape.

Default-user-icon Simon hokayem (Guest) 11 December 2014, 22:20