Bogdanov Reportedly Calls on Aoun to Give up Candidacy

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Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov has repeatedly said that Free Patriotic Movement leader MP Michel Aoun should give up his candidacy for the presidency to resolve Lebanon's political crisis.

Lebanon's Ambassador to Moscow, Shawqi Bou Nassar, has said in a report that Bogdanov was in favor for Aoun to “pave way for other candidates and allow other Christian personalities to announce their candidacies.”

The details of the report were published in al-Akhbar newspaper on Friday.

Aoun should also make an initiative with his allies to guarantee a quorum in the parliament to elect a president, Bogdanov reportedly said.

He stressed that Moscow stands at an equal distance from all political parties in Lebanon and has good ties with all the candidates.

But Russia wants the election of a consensual president as soon as possible, said the report.

The country's top Christian post has been vacant since President Michel Suleiman's six-year tenure ended in May last year.

The MPs of Aoun's Change and Reform bloc and Hizbullah have been boycotting parliamentary sessions aimed at electing a president.

According to Bou Nassar's report, Bogdanov informed deputy Iranian Foreign Minister Hussein Amir Abdul Lahyan during a meeting they held in May that Russian President Vladimir Putin calls for the facilitation of the election of a president.

“Holding onto the candidacy of Aoun is ineffective. It would prolong the vacuum in the presidency,” the Russian official told Abdul Lahyan.

“Such a move would reflect negatively on the stability of Lebanon and the interests of Christians,” he warned.



Comments 22
Missing humble 19 June 2015, 10:03

Everyone knows the psychological mental illness of this man. Even Ebola and the Butcher have a file on him and they know how to manipulate him.
He is unstable and have almost daily neurasthenic crisis for even small issues. He cannot control his impulses. No one dares open his mouth.
Can such a man be at the TOP of a country?
Anyone who wants a fool is a fool himself.

Thumb Mystic 19 June 2015, 10:37

Russia is about to sell Saudi Arabia heavy missile launchers that will be available for Saudi Arabias nuke rockets bought from Pakistan. Maybe that deal is the reason for Russias reported stance. Russias can always be bought.

Missing humble 19 June 2015, 12:35

They always have an explanation by a "conspiracy theory".

My "conspiracy theory" is that Israel and Iran work hand in hand to divide the whole region into "minority community states" : Kurds, Alawites, Druze, Shiites, Jews, and Christians. These "minority states" will then ally against the "Sunnis" who will be in a divided Saudi Arabia between Najdis and Hijjazis.
Since Israel cannot appear as the leader of this plot; that is why it has been entrusted to Iran.

Thumb megahabib 19 June 2015, 12:40

So is that why Israel and Saudia hold meetings, and are both allies of the US? How the hell does that make sense?

Thumb _mowaten_ 19 June 2015, 13:31

Mystic don't worry about KSA's supposed nuclear missiles, there is no way they will ever get them. Saouds are good obedient puppies so the USraelis like them, but they will only trust them as far as they can throw them. There is no way on earth they will let these clueless idiots get their hands on such dangerous weapons, it would be a nuclear disaster waiting to happen.

Thumb -phoenix1 19 June 2015, 13:49

Ah dear dear Mystic, you had to find a justifiable yellow explanation, what matters is your dear Claoun must remain above all suspicions when in fact he is the very element of suspicion.

Thumb lebnanfirst 19 June 2015, 11:08

The frustration of HA and Aoun's followers is palpable at this point. Not a surprising turn of events given the game of big nations though it is unfortunate that the common man/woman always ends up paying for it. Putin doubled down on Syria with insufficient assets to pull it off while simultaneously stirring the pot in Ukraine. Nothing earth shattering there. That it was first reported - indeed reported at all - in Al-Akhbar is telling and that's the real news here.

Default-user-icon +oua nabka + (Guest) 19 June 2015, 11:41

the only way to curb outside interference and to curb sterile political debates between lebanese parties is
popular election for presidency
proportionality in parliamentary elections
let the people decide
god bless democracy

Missing humble 19 June 2015, 13:08

Iran is the newest ally to the US.
You must now forget the "Down with Amriika" and start learning to say "God bless Amriika".
Followers, you are not asked to think. You are asked to follow.

Thumb _mowaten_ 19 June 2015, 13:52

Yes because we don't take our instructions from foreign powers, unlike m14ers

Thumb _mowaten_ 19 June 2015, 16:23

Listening and obeying are two different things. M8 has allies and they listen to each other, but each makes his own decisions. Good luck for M14 however disobeying King Salomon Al Saoud

Missing peace 19 June 2015, 16:53

i suggest you mooowaten to look up for the definition of "pledging allegiance to" as your terrorist party pledged allegiance to iran... it simply means OBEY and not being allied with...
some M8 leaders openly gloat about their allegiance to bashar too... so spare us with your BS and at least assume like a man that M89 is Under the orders of syria and iran! are you ashamed of it? LOL...

no M14 party has ever pledged allegiance to but are simply allied to... even if you disagree but these are facts not dumb twisting of reality like you do....

Thumb _mowaten_ 19 June 2015, 17:22

Hahahahah peace, yea right, only those pledge are nowhere to be found... except in m14 propaganda lines.

As for your fairytale about m14, do you know hairiri is a saudi national? Meaning Salomon al Saud is his king and he is bound to obey no matter what. Please take your jokes elsewhere, you're ridiculing yourself.

Missing peace 19 June 2015, 18:01

no where to be found? pityful idiot you are... let me refreash your malfunctionning brain :

baalbek 1989: hezbollah pledged allegiance to the islamist revolution of iran... forgotten ?
frangie and bashar? forgotten?
Psns who believe Lebanon is just a part of syria? forgotten?
and so on.... M8ers are filled with syrian or iranian lackeys....

pityful mooowaten the voice of syria....

Thumb LEBhasNOhope 19 June 2015, 18:16

momo- every other word that comes out of wiam wahab's mouth and suleiman frangie's mouths are allegiance to bashar. Master splinter, well he is fighting a war in another country because of his allegiance to Iran and Syria. Now you can stand here and spew propaganda all day and night about how this war to protect Lebanon to all the gullible dipsticks who willingly choose to bury their head in the sand rather than accept reality, however that does not change the actuality that your hero is spilling the blood of his followers because he was ordered to do so by Iran.

Thumb farsical.resistance 19 June 2015, 21:48

unlike m14ers, your instructions from foreign foreign powers

Thumb -phoenix1 19 June 2015, 13:55

When I said a while ago that the beginning of the end is near for Michel Aoun, then it means that Michel Aoun is now beginning his descent into reality. Like it or not, the Yellow nay-sayer brigade will try to dig a 1000 miles underground to find reasons to deny the undeniable, but their favorite candidate Aoun simply never had it in him cut the cheese and never will. Geagea too, if even better poised, shares the same problem with Aoun. Now comes the other world Super Power Russia to remind us Lebanese that if we Lebanese who being so proficient in screwing up time, that ultimately does not mean that the world can sit and accept it. Whether we like it or not, the time is now drawing near for us Lebanese, especially for both Ms, to understand that they never were sole players and now they're being reminded of it. Aboul Mich, yalla, degage.

Thumb -phoenix1 19 June 2015, 13:58

And may I remind the Yellow Brigades, that no matter how hard they work at their thumbing game, nothing will change the course of events in Lebanon or in the region, you're wasting your time, useless as usual. Now let's see how the hatred translates into thumbs down. ento m3attareen wou masakeen.

Missing peace 19 June 2015, 16:56

Russia is now turning its back to its allies? LOL soooo funny!

Missing humble 19 June 2015, 17:57

I admire your patience, your respect for others (all others including Istikbar idiots), your kindness, your reasoning abilities and certainl your true knowledge of real facts.
However, Milan Kundera said : never discuss with stupid people, they are blind and cannot think.
You also certainly remember the allegory of the "Cavern of Plato". People who are for long time in obscurity cannot see when they come to light.
All these people from Mastyca, to ft, to Southern, to Mowaten and Al...
We should pity them and pray so that one day their loyalty becomes to Lebanon first, foremost and to Lebanon ONLY.

Missing aounophobia 19 June 2015, 18:25

how can anybody be at the same time 1) a candidate to the presidency, and 2) boycott the elections by preventing quorum?

it's like the guy who is praying god to make him win the loto, but he doesn't buy the ticket lol

Thumb beiruti 20 June 2015, 15:22

When Khomanie tells him to give it up, then maybe, but then there is the price he will extract from whoever would make the demand. Giving up the candidacy is leverage to win more money, concessions and positions in the government for other family members. It is a "great sacrifice" to Aou for which he will demand great compensation.

This is called blackmail, holding the country hostage to his wallet. It is also the conduct of a traitor, more loyal to his wallet than to his country.