Report: West Agrees to Parliament Extension if Gen. Aoun Elected President

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The U.S. and the West do not mind postponing the elections nor extending Parliament's term, on the condition that the legislature elect Army Commander General Joseph Aoun as president, diplomatic circles in Beirut reportedly said.

Al-Liwaa newspaper observed for its part that there is regional, international and Arab consensus on Aoun, adding that France and the Vatican do not object to Aoun’s election as president.

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Thumb ex-fpm 5 days

No more Aounis for president
No more military men/women for president
No more imposing a president on the Lebanese by foreign powers.

Thumb galaxy 5 days

Another Hezbollah tool for president.

Default-user-icon Lebanon_first (Guest) 5 days

True. We need busineepssmen who create jobs for president. Not army types, please....

Thumb thepatriot 5 days

Is anyone going to ask the people's opinion at some point?
Are we going to keep having stupid Generals that are NOT fit to run a country for Presidents?
Is being the General of the Army now a prerequisite for the chair?

Ridiculous and despicable!

Default-user-icon Hamour (Guest) 5 days

The constitution does not allow the army commander to be prez, but who cares.

Thumb justin 5 days

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Default-user-icon GermanLeb (Guest) 5 days

The alternatives would be Bassil or Frangieh… Well….

Thumb thepatriot 4 days

I am sorry, but Bassil is not an option. He is under sanctions.
It is not fit.

Missing Cheesecake 4 days

Why would the vatican object? It's none of their business to approve or object just like its not the business of a saudi mufti or iranian ayatollah to approve or object.

Default-user-icon tannous (Guest) 4 days

From Fouad Chehab, to Emile Lahhoud, to Michel Suleiman, to Michel Aoun, ENOUGH! Let the people have their say on who is the next president