Report: Hezbollah still opposed to 'third choice' presidential candidate


The idea of electing a “third” presidential candidate other than Suleiman Franjieh and Jihad Azour is “still running into Hezbollah’s stance” and there are no indications that a president will be elected anytime soon, a media report said.

“Hezbollah is still putting the Lebanese, the French and the various foreign envoys before the same equation: electing its candidate or no presidential elections,” the Nidaa al-Watan newspaper added.

“Hezbollah considers that there is still time before having to lean towards a third choice, on the hope that the war might offer it a chance, knowing that the internal balance of power did not change prior to October 7 and will not change after this date,” the daily added.

Comments 6
Missing un520 27 November 2023, 15:35

Still "my way or the highway" then, and it will remain that way...

Missing rabiosa 27 November 2023, 17:05

Ok fine then. Go to parliament with your declared candidate and keep voting in successive rounds til someone gets the necessary votes required. if that's your own candidate then so be it. The problem is you don't.

Thumb Mystic 27 November 2023, 21:45

Accept Franjieh and then Lebanon will have a President. It is your camp that is being stubborn. Franjieh deserves a chance

Missing gabriel01 27 November 2023, 23:22

The dude doesn’t even have a University education. But that’s what you guys want anyway. Someone that your Iranian masters control easily.

Thumb CODE.961 28 November 2023, 16:31

Minority with weapons and threats rules. The new normal.

Missing phillipo 29 November 2023, 17:06

As I have said before, there should be no quotas for votes in either the Parliament or for the President. A simple majority of members present should be, as in most democratic countries, sufficient.