Lebanon: Maronite Patriarch Wants Clear, Frank Political Actions

After he slammed the package deal proposed by Speaker Nabih Berri as unacceptable to any presidential candidate who “has dignity”, Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi lamented, in his Sunday sermon, that the “two years and five months of destructive presidential void” Read more

Lebanon: Hollande Advises Hariri to Support Aoun for President

French President Francois Hollande has urged Saad Hariri, leader of the Mustaqbal Movement, to support the candidacy of MP Michel Aoun of the Free Patriotic Movement (FPM) for the presidency instead of Marada chief MP Suleiman Franjieh, currently backed by Read more

Lebanon: Geagea ditches March 14 alliance for Aoun

Aspiring Lebanese presidential candidate Michel Aoun of the Free Movement Party edged a step closer to his ambitions after the Lebanese Forces (LF) Party headed by Sami Geagea declared his support to his candidacy. Geagea and Aoun head the two Read more

Lebanon: Hariri and Franjieh to continue presidential and PM initiative

Al-mustaqbal movement, the party of former Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri, stated that efforts to make Member of Parliament Suleiman Franjieh of the Marada Movement president of Lebanon and for Hariri to return as prime minister are ongoing after the two Read more

Lebanon: Expectations lowered by Aoun’s bloc ahead of vote

The current momentum to elect Lebanon’s next president, after 18 months of delay and more than 30 unsuccessful attempts, will be decided upon on December 16th when the parliament convenes again to elect a president. The proposal by Saad al-Hariri Read more