Report: Hizbullah Adheres to Aoun as Presidnet

Fecha de publicación: 
26 Nov 2015

A meeting between Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil and Hizbullah leader's political assistant Hajj Hussein Khalil has reportedly took place late on Wednesday where talks tackled the latest developments at the presidential level, reports said.

Despite the latest settlement that saw the possible nomination of Marada leader MP Suleiman Franjieh for the top state post, Hizbullah continues to support its sole candidate MP Michel Aoun, al-Joumhouria daily reported on Thursday.

The party's stance has been expressed on more than one occasion through the speeches of its leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, it added.

The daily stated that Hizbullah is observing the latest developments and is holding consultations with its allies following the Hariri-Franjieh meeting.

Media speculation has been rife in recent days that Franjieh, of the March 8 camp, would be a new presidential candidate in the wake of claims that he had held talks last week with Mustaqbal Movement head MP Saad Hariri in Paris.

Before the Paris meeting, Aoun was the March 8 camp undisputed candidate.

Lebanon has been without a president since May 2014 when the term of Michel Suleiman ended without the election of a successor.

Ongoing disputes between the rival March 8 and 14 alliances over a consensual candidate have thwarted the polls.