Report: Franjieh Continues Efforts to Overcome Obstacles Hampering his Nomination

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Head of the al-Mustaqbal movement Saad Hariri and Marada leader Suleiman Franjieh continue their efforts to facilitate the hurdles of the latter's nomination for the post of the presidency, al-Akhbar daily reported on Monday.

Franjieh met on Sunday with head of the Free Patriotic Movement Jebran Bassil for over two hours, but the two men were unable to reach a common agreement on the controversial file of the presidency never the less expressing keenness to preserve the cohesion of the March 8 alliance, the daily added.

Marada leader told Bassil that he is “a candidate for the post of the presidency,” but assured him that his “nomination will not be completed unless MP Michel Aoun gives his blessings.”

A Franjieh-Hariri meeting last week had sparked intense speculation that the two men agreed to the nomination of the Marada chief as president.

“I will not accept to be a reason for a new split between the Christians,” Franjieh told Bassil, adding “nor will I accept to represent part of the Christians. I want to represent them all.”

“I will not accept a deal with Hariri only for him to return to the post of premiership without stipulating a new civilized electoral law,” he assured the FPM leader stressing that an election law is the prelude to the presidency.

Franjieh also informed Bassil that during his meeting with Hariri, the latter said that it is better to "adopt the election law of the 1960 and to preserve the Information Branch and some ministerial quotas," assuring that Hariri did not mind to "give Aoun some shares in ministries and public departments," the sources added.

Later on Monday a statement issued by Franjieh's media office said Hariri did not request the adoption of the 1960 electoral law nor did he specify any in particular. He asked for a law that does not eliminate any sect.

The statement added that the meeting with Bassil was "friendly without any commitments."

Marada leader had received a phone call over the weekend from Hariri urging him to convince his allies mainly Hizbullah of his nomination, assuring that he is addressing the issue with Lebanese Forces chief Samir Geagea and that Saudi Arabia will handle the matter.”

Franjieh is allied with Hizbullah, which has been involved in fighting alongside the Syrian regime against the country's rebel uprising.

He is also a personal friend of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

A number of March 14 alliance figures had voiced their opposition to the nomination of Franjieh due to his close ties with Assad.

Comments 21
Thumb the_roar 30 November 2015, 09:20

Only the "General of Generals" has the peoples support & thus should be President of his people.

All this BS by hariri, jumblat, berri, etc to agree to anyone except the peoples choice proves they are all scared of true representation of the Christians in lebanon.

Time to allow direct people vote & lets see once & for all who the people of Lebanon want as their President.

God bless the general of Generals...Gen Michel Aoun !

Default-user-icon flamethrower (Guest) 30 November 2015, 09:54

roar bro, where have you been bro!!! I bet you've been very busy that is why you have not been commenting at all and not even reading the comments section bro. How is wolf?

Default-user-icon vik (Guest) 30 November 2015, 10:17

F*Y* dear immature the_roar

Default-user-icon -.Southern. (Guest) 30 November 2015, 10:20

Nice to see you back roar

Missing humble 30 November 2015, 10:22

"Anyone but not the caporal".
1. Ebola is manipulating him when the call him "general of generals"
2. He is a coward who run away
3. He stole the money of the people
4. He is a liar.
5. He is corrupt (him and his son in outlaw)
6. He is an agent to Syria and Iran
7. He is a dog to Ebola
8. He is ready to accept a Mutelateh which is bad for Christians
9. He is a megalomaniac and a mareedman living on high psychotic drugs
10. He is a traitor working for his own interests

Missing humble 30 November 2015, 10:37

Never forget that the "general of generals" is the one who spread hatred and divisions, thus greatly serving the interests of Ebola.

Default-user-icon Observer (Guest) 30 November 2015, 10:31

Ok the_roar; since no election by the people is likely to take place because as you say Hariri, Beri, and the rest are afraid that Aoun will be elected president, if these blocks nominate Franjieh (who hardly has any support among the Christians) as president will general Aoun still boycott the session? What about his ally hezbollah, will they also boycott the session? I mean a man of principle like the general of generals should continue to boycott an illegal parliament that wants to elect a president not by the people and who hardly has any christian representation?

Default-user-icon alien (Guest) 30 November 2015, 12:44

Nice to see you back roar

Default-user-icon rami kremesti (Guest) 30 November 2015, 09:44

if this socio path becomes president of lebanon I will burn my Lebanese passport

Thumb nickjames 30 November 2015, 09:54

Lol if it's between a sociopath and a senile traitor, who do you pick??

Default-user-icon kazan (Guest) 30 November 2015, 09:51

Of course since decades, foreign powers were and still are creating problems in Lebanon and in the Middle East ,but what is incomprehensible is that the people and the leaders of the region , although they know it , are complying with the foreign strategy and busy with suicidal self destruction. All political leaders who preach a political program addressed for a particular religion or ethnic group, are either stupid or puppets of foreign powers. It is time for all Lebanese to become mature, and unanimously only support the political party presenting a program on education, health, employment,social security, justice and equality etc..for all Lebanese whatever their ethnic background. Of course it is hard to ignore the scars we inflicted each others ,but let's face it it is the only way out...

Thumb nickjames 30 November 2015, 09:52

Lol everyone listen to Roar:

"Only the "General of Generals" has the peoples support & thus should be President of his people."

-- if he has the people's support, why aren't they demonstatong all over Lebanon with his pictures everywhere?? Unless you count those retarded flag-waving convoy of 70 cars lol. And he already is the president of his people -- those being a bunch of deluded Aouniyeh who still follow this senile traitor.

Thumb the_roar 30 November 2015, 14:41

Once again an m14er rips lines out of context, debunks & contradicts his own argument.

If you truly believe the BS you write then you would be the first to rush & approve direct people vote for Pres.

but like all m14, you shiver at the thought of direct people vote.

Take a stand m14er & stand for what you write on this forum.
you claim the General has only 70 cars & dwindling support..then why do you & all m14 leaders shake at the thought of allowing direct people vote?

because spamming forums with BS is one thing & reality on the ground is another matter altogether.

OK nickjames-m14...we believe you the General has no support.
But FPM supporters will still love nothing more than allowing the people to decide who their Pres should be & not KSA etc.

Why are you so opposed to "direct people vote", nickjames-m14?

Missing humble 30 November 2015, 14:52

You never answer the questions directly...never.
You are unable to argue in a logical and rational way.
This would be the last time I will try to comment your totally inept messages. Refer to Milan Kundera : " if you discuss with an idiot, you are an idiot yourself"

Default-user-icon ossomossokolnosso (Guest) 30 November 2015, 15:30

well said bro roro

Thumb nickjames 30 November 2015, 20:09

Lol is calling me an M14er the only way for you to feel better about yourself? And of course I'm against a direct election (at least the version Aoun proposed) because it's sectarian. And please don't dispute the number of cars in your general's convoy, it's pathetic. Aoun is obstructing everything just to keep the status quo -- no president, no convening cabinet, etc -- yet you still believe he's trying to solve Lebanon's problems. And if you truly believe he is, please explain how he previously said he would support Franjieh's nomination, only now to completely shun him. Not that I like Franjieh, but Aoun always says things only to contradict himself.

Thumb nickjames 30 November 2015, 10:02

“I will not accept a deal with Hariri only for him to return to the post of premiership without stipulating a new civilized electoral law,” he assured the FPM leader stressing that an election law is the prelude to the presidency.

-- Franjieh sounds like the deal is his to make lol

Missing humble 30 November 2015, 10:28

Wait to see my prophecy. It is expected that soon Frangieh will be free from his relation with the Butcher who soon will be out of job.
Even if Frangieh is M8, he is profoudly patriot unlike the caporal.
Frangieh will be elected president and the caporal will explode....and very quickly afterwards the CPL will disappear (no one wants to follow an imbassil and a little hitlerion).
It will be known that Ebola has been manipulating this mareedman all the time and this will be another black mark for Ebola.

Missing humble 30 November 2015, 11:14

@The Roar
I imagine you must be Ebola member to give such a support to the "general of generals" (who never fought any war). You very well know his mental illness and keep manipulating him....

Missing humble 30 November 2015, 11:13

The Roar (who is a cat)
Do you remember I have always mentioned that the Caporal is a born loser?
Soon we will finish with him and he will not even be noted in History but only a few lines stating how a "Christian traitor destroyed the country for some 25 years"...

Thumb thepatriot 30 November 2015, 13:08

Wow... so we have the choice between a Lunatic and a Peasant! Poor Lebanon...