Aoun Says No Elections in March


President Michel Aoun has said that he won’t sign a decree that reschedules the parliamentary elections for March 27. “If I receive it, I will return it for reevaluation,” Aoun said.

Aoun told al-Akhbar newspaper that he will not approve that the elections take place on any other dates than May 8 and May 15. “No one can impose a decree on the president,” he added.

“The elections have never been held in Lebanon before May or June,” Aoun said, adding that the weather in March might deprive thousands of Lebanese from voting.

Aoun said he is relying on the Constitutional Council’s evaluation of the appeal filed Wednesday by the Strong Lebanon parliamentary bloc.

He said that the Parliament’s recommendation to reschedule the elections is non-binding to the government, the Interior Minister and the Constitutional Council.

“The right thing to do is to respect the Constitution that gives the president the right to ask the Cabinet to reevaluate its decisions. They say I am a dictator for committing to my constitutional rights,” Aoun said.

Aoun affirmed that there will be no extension to Parliament’s term.

“There won’t be a president after me that represents no one,” Aoun said.

“I am afraid some want a presidential void; I will not hand over (the presidency) to the void,” Aoun concluded.

Comments 6
Thumb lubnani.masi7i 19 November 2021, 17:46

“I am afraid some want a presidential void; I will not hand over (the presidency) to the void,” Aoun concluded.

In other words, he is not leaving!

Thumb thepatriot 19 November 2021, 18:19

In other words, he will stay until the devil takes him where he belongs..

Thumb gebran_sons 19 November 2021, 19:25

It is a shame that when close to a million person peacefully demonstrated in 2019, they did not walk to the people palace and deracinated this useful idiot. Does he really comprehend what he did to the Country. Does he realize that he is not only the worst president in Lebanon history but the absolute worst in all history. His inflated ego was an easily put to use by Hizbiran foreign occupier to inflate him even more and through him swallow all Lebanese institutions while destroying Lebanon, our sovereignty, our culture, our democracy, our honor, our dignity and now our justice system. Aoun, Bassil, HizbIran are all the same criminals.

Thumb SheikYerbouti 19 November 2021, 19:53

Guys does anyone have a spare Sukhoi lying around?

Thumb lebanon_first 19 November 2021, 20:41

Aoun' sole objective is to give the 6 months needed for abbas ibrahim to resign from gen sec wait 6 months and present for chief of parliament to replace berri

Default-user-icon Obviously (Guest) 20 November 2021, 13:32

no. His first and last objective is to be president. He destroyed the whole country doing so in 1989. Do you think the constitution will stop him now? lol