Sources from the Future movement told Asharq Al-Awsat that President Aoun will not be invited to the commemoration ceremony for the 15th anniversary of the martyrdom of Rafic El-Hariri, who was assassinated on February 14th, 2005 by a massive car bomb in Beirut.
The Free Patriotic Movement, including its leader Gibran Bassil, was added to a list of political parties that are not welcome on this occasion, which includes Hezbollah.
The reason for this non-invitation is said to be because the president has turned against the political settlement between the Future bloc of Hariri and his FPM headed by Gebran Bassil; a settlement that had lead to the presidency of Michel Aoun.
Apparently, ever since the resignation of ex-PM Saad El-Hariri on October 29th, there has been a lot of bad blood between the Future Bloc and the FPM.
It could be speculated that when Hariri set the conditions of his reform plan shortly before his resignation, he was expecting that there would be a consensus among other members of the government.
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