Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Lebanese Politicians Unable to Elect President

Unlike the determination with which the Army thwarts Jidahist attempts to enter the territory from Syria, Lebanese politicians today continue unable to make regional decisions that prevent them to elect the country''s president.

Lebanon has been with no head of State for about ten months and everyting shows that it could turn a year with the vacancy, based on the poor progres in that matter, considered by the Change and Reform parliamentary bloc leader, retired Gen. Michel Aoun.

According to the politician linked to the Hezbollah Resistance Movement in the March 8 lesglative alliance, negotiations with the rival Lebanese Forces, led by Samir Geagea, are moving slowly. Michel Aoun and Samir Geagea are both running for the presidential post.

Geagea is the presidential candidate from the March 14 coalition, led by the Mustaqbal movement of former Prime Minister Saad Hariri, but it faces the objection of Hezbollah, who supports Aoun as alternative, who is also chief of the Free Patritiotic Current.

The two presidential candidates are maronite Christians, the religious community from which the head of State must come, while the Parliament Presidency will be assumed by a Shia Muslim, and a Sunni for the prime minister post.