Samir Geagea Is Accusing Hezbollah and FPM Of Obstructing The Presidential Election


Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea accused the so-called Axis of Defiance of obstructing the election of a new president.

“The Axis of Defiance is directly responsible for any vacuum that could occur after October 31,” Geagea said.

Lebanon’s parliament last week failed for a second time to elect a successor to President Michel Aoun, as the Free Patriotic Movement (FPM) and Hezbollah boycotted the vote and thus the quorum was not reached.

In the first presidential election round, Hezbollah and its allies cast blank ballots and no candidate managed to garner the 86 votes needed to win from the first round.

“Gebran Bassil is trying to link the presidential election with the border demarcation deal for political reasons that are obvious,” Geagea said, adding that the deal between Lebanon and Israel took too long to be reached and that it’s going to take years for Lebanon to benefit from the gas.

He added that anyway “Bassil cannot attribute to himself the deal’s completion.”