Report: West Agrees to Parliament Extension if Gen. Aoun Elected President


The U.S. and the West do not mind postponing the elections nor extending Parliament's term, on the condition that the legislature elect Army Commander General Joseph Aoun as president, diplomatic circles in Beirut reportedly said.

Al-Liwaa newspaper observed for its part that there is regional, international and Arab consensus on Aoun, adding that France and the Vatican do not object to Aoun’s election as president.

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Thumb ex-fpm 25 November 2021, 15:56

No more Aounis for president
No more military men/women for president
No more imposing a president on the Lebanese by foreign powers.

Thumb galaxy 25 November 2021, 16:48

Another Hezbollah tool for president.

Default-user-icon Lebanon_first (Guest) 25 November 2021, 18:40

True. We need busineepssmen who create jobs for president. Not army types, please....

Thumb thepatriot 25 November 2021, 19:05

Is anyone going to ask the people's opinion at some point?
Are we going to keep having stupid Generals that are NOT fit to run a country for Presidents?
Is being the General of the Army now a prerequisite for the chair?

Ridiculous and despicable!

Default-user-icon Hamour (Guest) 25 November 2021, 19:24

The constitution does not allow the army commander to be prez, but who cares.

Thumb justin 25 November 2021, 19:30

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Default-user-icon GermanLeb (Guest) 25 November 2021, 23:34

The alternatives would be Bassil or Frangieh… Well….

Thumb thepatriot 26 November 2021, 12:58

I am sorry, but Bassil is not an option. He is under sanctions.
It is not fit.

Missing Cheesecake 26 November 2021, 05:02

Why would the vatican object? It's none of their business to approve or object just like its not the business of a saudi mufti or iranian ayatollah to approve or object.

Default-user-icon tannous (Guest) 26 November 2021, 11:27

From Fouad Chehab, to Emile Lahhoud, to Michel Suleiman, to Michel Aoun, ENOUGH! Let the people have their say on who is the next president