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No one wants Aoun as president: MP

Fouad Saad (middle) says MP Michel Aoun does not have the political qualifications to become president.

BEIRUT: Democratic Gathering bloc member Fouad As-Saad said Friday that MP Michel Aoun should acknowledge that even his allies don’t want him as president, condemning the Free Patriotic Movement leader's insistence on his name for president.

“MP Michel Aoun should be convinced that all the political parties in Lebanon, including his allies, don't desire to see him become president,” Saad said in a statement, “because he has a background of hostility toward all Lebanese.”

“Therefore, he should either secure quorum at the presidential election session or leave it up to other sides to seek solutions to the ongoing crisis,” he added.”

Saad accused the Free Patriorich Movement leader of insisting on “himself or nobody at all” for presidency, comparing this mindset’s behavior and consequences to those of the Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria’s fundamentalist ideology.

The MP from Progressive Socialist Party leader Walid Jumblat's bloc said that the meeting between Jumblatt and Hezbollah's Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah had confused Aoun. This confusion highlights Aoun’s skepticism of Nasrallah’s insistence on supporting him for presidency, Saad said.

“Aoun’s confusion because of a meeting between two politicians, and his media campaign against [Jumblatt], confirm the fact that Aoun is not politically qualified to be a president," Saad said.





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