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Aoun won’t sign a decree for parliamentary polls without a deal on a new electoral law

Change and Reform bloc secretary MP Ibrahim Kanaan has revealed that President Michel Aoun will not sign a decree that for new parliamentary elections that are supposed to be held on May 21 before an agreement is reached over a new electoral law. “Aoun has already announced that he will not sign the decree before […]

Lebanon electoral law: Jumblatt tells Aoun “Dialogue is the solution not exclusion”

Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblatt sounded  upset over the remarks by president Michel Aoun  over the electoral law issue . Aoun announced on Wednesday that he prefers “vacuum” over another extension of the parliament’s term. “If I have to choose between the extension of parliament’s term or vacuum, my stance is clear in this regard — I will choose vacuum,” […]

Jumblatt, Aoun discuss electoral law

A Progressive Socialist party delegation met with President Michel Aoun on Wednesday, where talks focused on the controversial electoral law, amid reports saying that the PSP leader MP Walid Jumblatt who favors the 1960 electoral law  headed to Baabda today,  to meet with president Michel Aoun Jumblatt was accompanied by a  Progressive Socialist Party delegation […]

Jumblatt : “There has never been a made in Lebanon president”

Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblatt has urged the rival political parties to seize the “historic” opportunity that brought President Michel Aoun to power and work on the swift formation of a new government. “All parties should work swiftly on the cabinet lineup because the election of the president after more than two years […]

Hariri appointed PM designate after securing 112 votes out of 127

Former Lebanese  PM and future Movement leader MP Saad Hariri was appointed  as Lebanon’s new prime minister  designate on Thursday according to President Michel Aoun’s office  . “After the necessary parliamentary consultations… theShow More Summary

Hariri secures 86 out of 90 votes on 1st day of Premier consultations

President Michel Aoun kicked off on Wednesday at the presidential palace in Baabda the consultations for designating a new premier. Former PM Saad Hariri secured 86 votes out of 90 MPs that showed up for the consultations Caretaker PM Tammam Salam was the first to arrive at the palace. The main parliamentary blocs that […]

Iran ally Michel Aoun elected as president of Lebanon

Parliament’s appointment of former general and Tehran ally edges regional balance of power away from Saudi Arabia Lebanese MPs have elected a staunch ally of Iran as president, ending a paralysing two-year standoff rooted in a broader...Show More Summary

Jumblatt endorses Aoun’s presidential bid

Free Patriotic Movement founder and leading presidential candidate MP Michel Aoun met Friday evening in Beirut with Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblatt at his residence in in Clemenceau Beirut. Prior to meeting with Jumblatt he visited the Grand Serail to meet with Prime Minister Tammam Salam. FPM chief Gebran Bassil accompanied Aoun to […]

Phalange party won’t be supporting Aoun or Frangieh’s presidential bid, Gemayel

Phalange Party chief  MP Sami Gemayel declared  Thursday that he will not be supporting the presidential bid of neither General Michel Aoun’s nor Suleiman Franjieh’s  in next week’s election. “We will rather vote in accordance with our firm beliefs,” Gemayel said. He also stated the party will not participate in the “current presidential deal.” Expecting the dysfunction in […]

Minister Elias Bou Saab praises Helou’s “patriotic” stance

MP Michel Aoun’s Change and Reform parliamentary bloc held talks Thursday with Democratic Gathering bloc MP and presidential candidate Henri Helou. Education Minister Elias Bou Saab, a key member of of the Change and Reform bloc said after the meeting: “The stance that was voiced in MP Helou’s statement was responsible and it reflects a […]

Aoun meets Nasrallah, thanks him for facilitating the presidential issue

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah received on Sunday presidential Free Patriotic Movement founder MP Michel Aoun, who thanked him for facilitating the presidential issue, al-Joumhouria daily reported on Monday. The meeting was reportedly...Show More Summary

Hezbollah MPs will vote for Aoun, says Nasrallah

The leader of the Iranian backed Hezbollah militant group says his parliamentary bloc will vote for former army commander Michel Aoun for president at the next balloting session in parliament. Sunday’s announcement brings Aoun one step closer to the presidency after his political rival, former Prime Minister Saad Hariri, announced his party’s support for his […]

Hezbollah MPs will vote for Aoun to be Lebanon president: Nasrallah

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah movement, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, said on Sunday his party's members of parliament would vote for General Michel Aoun, a Hezbollah ally, to become president of Lebanon at a parliamentary session at the end of October.

Lebanon presidential election: Geagea urges more support for Aoun’s bid

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea urged Friday all parliamentary blocs to  support the election of Free patriotic Movement founder   MP Michel Aoun’s presidential bid “We will have a president made through a Lebanese [decision] and we will have a real Lebanese entity,” Geagea said from Aoun’s residence in Rabieh. Show More Summary

The number one person responsible for not electing Aoun as president is Aoun, says Berri

Speaker Nabih Berri stressed on Tuesday that the number one person responsible for not electing FPM founder MP Michel Aoun as the Lebanese president is Aoun himself, As Safir daily reported on Tuesday. “Aoun’s behavior led many to distrust him and his intentions and refrain from supporting him. I had to reschedule the parliamentary session […]

Aoun finally realized that Hezbollah has been misleading him over his presidential bid , report

The Free Patriotic Movement have reportedly finally realized that Hezbollah has been misleading it all along and that Speaker Nabih Berri’s rejection of the presidential bid of FPM founder MP Michel Aoun reflects Hezbollah’s real stance despite the party’s declared support for Aoun’s bid, al-Joumhouria newspaper quoted FPM sources as saying in remarks published Sunday. […]

Some Future Movement MPs describe endorsement of Aoun ‘Suicidal’

Future Movement leader and former PM Saad Hariri told the members of his parliamentary bloc on Tuesday that he is under pressure to endorse Free Patriotic Movement founder MP Michel Aoun for the presidency as some Future Movement MPs described such a move as “suicidal,” media reports said. “Hariri told Mustaqbal’s MPs during the Center […]

Hezbollah chief claims that Future Movement is behind Lebanon’s presidential impasse

Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah claimed that the Future Movement is behind the presidential impasse urging the party to adopt the nomination of Change and Reform leader MP Michel Aoun for president. “The Future is standing firm regarding Michel Aoun’s presidential candidacy. If it [the Future] lessened its stubbornness, we could reach a settlement that suits […]

Aoun’s chances for presidency almost “non-existent” , Geagea says

Lebanese Forces leader  Samir Geagea predicted   that chances of getting the founder of the Free Patriotic Movement MP Michel Aoun to the Baabda palace  have almost faded, media reports said on Saturday. “The possibilities for MP Michel Aoun to become a president are almost non-existent,” Geagea was quoted as saying. His comments came during a meeting with […]

Aoun expected to meet Hezbollah chief for first time in 2 years, report

Free Patriotic Movement founder MP Michel Aoun is expected to meet with Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah soon, a report by A Nahar daily said on Tuesday. The meeting between the two allies has become “certain and imminent,” March 8 sources told An Nahar newspaper, noting that Nasrallah did not meet Aoun after his famous hours-long […]

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