File - President Michel Sleiman, left, meets with Hezbollah MP Mohammad Raad in Baabda, Monday, Dec. 23, 2013. (The Daily Star/Dalati Nohra, HO)
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
Long-simmering tension between President Michel Sleiman and Hezbollah burst out into the open at the weekend, as the two sides engaged in harsh rhetoric over whether a resistance clause should be included in the Cabinet's policy statement.Hezbollah hit back at Sleiman, saying the president needed "specialized care" because he could no longer differentiate between gold and wood.Hezbollah's criticism of Sleiman drew a deluge of support for the president mainly from March 14 ministers and politicians.Deputy Speaker Farid Makari slammed Hezbollah's "provocative statement" and praised Sleiman as a man made of gold.Justice Minister Ashraf Rifi condemned Hezbollah's verbal attack on Sleiman and the presidency post.Hezbollah vowed not to budge on the resistance clause to be included in the Cabinet's policy statement.
Solution is accord on vote law, not extension or vacuum: Hariri
Bitter choice: Parliament extension or 1960 vote law
New vote law initiatives in race with 1960 system
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE