Aoun: FPM Will Not Boycott Elections

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Free Patriotic Movement leader MP Michel Aoun stressed that his party is ready to run in the 2013 parliamentary elections, assuring that he rejects any boycott, the As Safir daily quoted him on Monday.

“The Free Patriotic Movement is ready to wage the elections and is not afraid of a confrontation,” the Change and Reform bloc chief said, adding “We reject to boycott the elections.”

“We have worked hard to reach consensus on an electoral law but in the end we were stabbed in the back,” he said.

He added that options to choose an electoral law have become limited and restricted to either extending the parliament's term or hold the elections based on the controversial 1960 law.

“They have failed an attempt to draft an electoral law that guarantees proper representation for all the Lebanese especially the Christians,” he added in reference to the Orthodox draft-law that failed to gain the approval of political parties.

Last week MP Alain Aoun of the FPM also stated that the movement will submit candidacies based on the 1960 law if an agreement over a new electoral law was not reached.

Remarks came ahead of an electoral subcommittee meeting at parliament that aimed at reaching an agreement over a new vote law.

Moreover, Caretaker Interior Minister Marwan Charbel had explained in the weekend that given the failure of political blocs to reach an agreement on the said law, the one that was adopted during the previous elections, the 1960 law, would still be active and candidates would be eligible to submit their candidacies based on that.

Comments 8
Missing -karim_m1 20 May 2013, 10:14

God bless General Aoun for his staunch patriotism, defense of Lebanon's democracy, and opposition to February 14-sponsored Wahabism.

Thumb geha 20 May 2013, 10:24

Aoun wanted the 1960 law all along, and the proof is he does not want to consider the proposed law that gives better representation to Christians than the 1960 law.

Missing maroun 20 May 2013, 11:29

geha you are wrong he wants a law that guarantee his son in law Basil gets a seat...

Thumb geha 20 May 2013, 10:57

probably you need to see a doctor to check your mind status :)
there is nothing in my comment that attacks your aoun!
it is a mere note that he is clearly saying he does not want better Christian representation by going to the 1960 law!
the proposed law gives better representation to Christians, so why is he eluding voting on it?
you are sick man... go fix yourself....

Thumb geha 20 May 2013, 11:32

lying is reserved to nasrallah when he speaks, i.e. we are just protecting sayadeh zeinab and Lebanese citizens is Syria, or we will not topple the cabinet, or ....
thus you see nothing unfortunately.
furthermore, hypocrisy is reserved to aoun, who agreed in the last bkirki meeting that the law they worked on for 3 months will not pass, and the way was opened by the patriarch to find an agreeable solution.
so you are definitely blind, hypocrite and a liar for supporting these people :)

Thumb geha 20 May 2013, 11:33

can anyone say in the open that the proposed law is not better than the 1960 law?
then why is aoun supporting the 1960 law?
who is hypocrite and liar?
you live in lala land guys....

Thumb sophia_angle 20 May 2013, 11:46

GMA the best!! you make us proud :)

Thumb geha 20 May 2013, 13:12

ft is paid to come on this site to spread sectarian hatred. no need to be upset by his insults and twisting of truth: it is his job to spread sectarian strife.