Report: Jumblat Presents Hariri with 'Comprehensive' Deal over Political Impasse

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Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblat presented Mustaqbal Movement chief MP Saad Hariri during his recent trip to Saudi Arabia with a “comprehensive” deal over the presidential deadlock and the garbage disposal crisis, reported al-Joumhouria newspaper on Friday.

Informed sources told the daily that his proposal calls for reaching an agreement over a new president and understandings over a new government and parliamentary electoral.

The gatherers agreed however that the initiative “needs more time” to be adopted in order to garner more support for it, said al-Joumhouria.

“An agreement on such a deal will not be easy and the time is not ripe for it given that some sides' stances are hinging on regional and international developments,” it added.

Jumblat had paid a visit to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday where he held talks with Hariri and a number of Saudi officials, including King Salman and Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir.

The monarch had renewed his support for Lebanon's constitutional institutions, especially the army and security forces.

He stressed that the kingdom is keen on the election of a new president “seeing as it is the first step to restoring normalcy at constitutional institutions.”

He called for an agreement over a head of state “who appeases the majority of the Lebanese.”

Health Minister Wael Abou Faour, who accompanied Jumblat on his trip, told the daily An Nahar Friday: “The visit was very positive.”

“Jumblat sensed the kingdom's keenness on Lebanon's stability, security, and national unity,” he added.

The MP returned to Lebanon on Thursday.

Lebanon has been without a president since May 2014 when the term of Michel Suleiman ended without the election of a successor.

Ongoing disputes between the rival March 8 and 14 camps over a compromise candidate have thwarted the polls.

M.T.

D.A.

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Missing humble almost 5 years

The Butcher too...

Missing humble almost 5 years

Ebola toooooooooooo...

Thumb lubnani.masi7i almost 5 years

@grandcentrale

Sample of M8 logic: I am armed and funded by Iran, it does not mean I implement Iran's agenda.

Another sample of M8 logic: I have Nou7 Zaiter as part of the resistance, it does not mean the resistance supports and shelters drug dealers.

Thumb lubnani.masi7i almost 5 years

you should have turned him alive

Thumb lubnani.masi7i almost 5 years

*burned

Default-user-icon Darwr101 (Guest) almost 5 years

Did KSA convince ($$$) Jumblatt of accepting Geagea as president? This would be quite a development if it is true given the bitter rivalry between these two ex warlords.

Thumb nickjames almost 5 years

Jumblatt and his latest "initiative" to "resolve the deadlock" lol