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Future MP: Hezbollah does not want Aoun as president

Majdalani said the Future Movement was not vetoing any candidate for the presidency because it was a “supportive and not a decisive party” on the matter. (The Daily Star/File)

BEIRUT: Future MP Atef Majdalani accused Hezbollah Sunday of not wanting their ally MP Michel Aoun to become president and of having implicit intentions to lengthen the presidential vacuum.

“Backstage, Hezbollah does not want Gen. Aoun to arrive to the presidency,” Majdalani told Voice of Lebanon 93.3 radio station Sunday. “Hezbollah’s intention is to achieve permanent vacuum.”

Majdalani also criticized Speaker Nabih Berri’s call for a Parliament session in solidarity with Gaza and the Christians of Mosul while the quorum was not being achieved for presidential elections.

Majdalani said the Future Movement was not vetoing any candidate for the presidency because it was a “supportive and not a decisive party” on the matter.

“The issue of presidential elections is a Christian concern par-excellence, and we support whatever the Christians of March 14 decide,” he said.

Majdalani also touched on parliamentary elections, saying the Orthodox Gathering proposal was very dangerous for the country.

“If adopted, this law would be like bringing ISIS to the Parliament; it will blow up Lebanon and transform it into little states, resulting in unlimited wars," the Orthodox MP from Beirut said. “The Orthodox disown this law."

 

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