Noticias

Aoun, Hariri try to meet May 25 deadline for Lebanon's next president

07 Mayo 2014
Líbano
Fuente: 
Al Monitor

Paris is closely following the Lebanese presidential dossier. Just like a number of Lebanese, France hopes that there will be no vacuum and that elections take place on schedule. Saying that France supports a given candidate does not reflect reality, however; the country is keenly following what is going on between Gen, Michel Aoun and Saad Hariri, but without interfering.

Lebanon’s mufti warns of ‘difficult days’

07 Mayo 2014
Líbano
Fuente: 
The Daily Star Lebanon

Lebanon’s Grand Mufti Sheikh Mohammad Rashid Qabbani Wednesday warned of “difficult days” if President Michel Sleiman’s term ended without a successor.

Lebanon will see difficult days if a new president is not elected,” Qabbani said at the end of a visit to Bahrain.

A third round of voting Wednesday failed to elect a new head of state due to lack of quorum. A fourth round is set for May 15.

Maronite bishops criticize talk about presidential void

07 Mayo 2014
Líbano
Fuente: 
The Daily Star Lebanon

The Maronite bishops Wednesday criticized statements made by some lawmakers on a presidential void, stressing the need for the election to be held on time.

“We are worried by statements made by some MPs about a void,” the bishops said in a statement after their monthly meeting.

“It is as if they [lawmakers] are declaring themselves disabled,” the statement added.

“MPs need to elect a president according to the Constitution and ensure that their duties and responsibilities are performed,” they said from Bkirki, seat of the Maronite Church.

Hezbolá afirma que "no tiene sentido" seguir buscando un presidente si no cambian las condiciones políticas

01 Mayo 2014
Líbano
Fuente: 
Europa Press

El vicesecretario general del partido-milicia chií libanés Hezbolá, Naim Qassem, ha afirmado este miércoles que las condiciones políticas que atraviesa el país no son las adecuadas para celebrar elecciones presidenciales, por lo que ha advertido de que "no tiene sentido" seguir adelante "si no cambian estas condiciones".

   "Si se celebra una segunda, tercera o cuarta sesión bajo estas mismas condiciones, el resultado será claro y no se elegirá a ningún presidente", ha sostenido, según ha informado el diario libanés 'An Nahar'.

 

Lebanon election postponed to May 7

30 Abr 2014
Líbano
Fuente: 
Your Middle East (AFP)

Lebanon's parliament failed Wednesday to elect a president, for a second time in a week, raising fears the post will remain vacant amid tensions over neighbouring war-torn Syria.

Damascus ally the Hezbollah bloc refused to attend Wednesday's session, ensuring parliament was left without the quorum needed to vote for a successor to incumbent President Michel Sleiman.

Parliament speaker "Nabih Berri has set ... May 7 as a new date to hold a parliamentary session, given the lack of quorum on Wednesday", the National News Agency reported.

Syria lawmaker becomes first presidential challenger

23 Abr 2014
Líbano
Fuente: 
The Daily Star Lebanon

An independent Syrian lawmaker registered Wednesday as the first challenger in a June presidential election widely expected to return incumbent Bashar al-Assad to power despite a raging civil war.

Assad's government hit back at a torrent of international criticism of its decision to call the election despite the violence that has killed more than 150,000 people in three year, insisting it was its sovereign right to do so.

Assad has yet to declare his own candidacy but he is widely expected to stand and win a new seven-year term.

Nadine Musa, primera mujer aspirante a la presidencia libanesa, busca "un cambio radical"

23 Abr 2014
Líbano
Fuente: 
El Diario

La abogada y activista Nadine Musa, la primera mujer que aspira a la Presidencia del Líbano, busca dar un "cambio radical" al sistema político para que haya una "verdadera democracia", mediante la incorporación de una nueva generación de dirigentes y la paridad de las mujeres.

En una entrevista con Efe, Musa muestra su confianza en el "potencial extraordinario" de sus compatriotas antes de que el Parlamento comience hoy a votar para elegir al sucesor del actual presidente, Michel Suleimán, cuyo mandato expira el próximo 25 de mayo.

First candidate says to contest Lebanon's presidential race

08 Abr 2014
Líbano
Fuente: 
Reuters

Lebanese Christian politician Samir Geagea announced on Friday he will run for president in an election due next month, the first candidate to formally enter a race overshadowed by growing violence and months of political paralysis.

President Michel Suleiman's six-year term ends in late May. Parliament must approve his successor with a two-thirds majority.

The vice-chairman of Geagea's Lebanese Forces party, George Adwan, told party members the group's executive body "unanimously nominates party chief Samir Geagea for the Lebanese presidential election."

Rai, Maronite Council stress need for election

19 Mar 2014
Líbano
Fuente: 
The Daily Star Lebanon

Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai met with President of the Central Maronite Council Wadih Khazen Tuesday to stress the need to hold a presidential election and avoid a political vacuum. 

“His Eminence confirmed the importance of preventing any vacuum in official positions in the country, whether political or administrative … stressing the need for and the importance of the transition to presidential elections,” Khazen said. 

Slowly, quietly, the presidential race begins

06 Mar 2014
Líbano
Fuente: 
The Daily Star Lebanon

The mutual admiration between U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon David Hale and Free Patriotic Movement leader Michel Aoun along with his permanent minister Gebran Bassil, currently foreign affairs minister, is no longer a secret among political and diplomatic circles in Lebanon.

Aoun, the head of the Change and Reform bloc, describes the ambassador as one of his closest contacts because Hale is honest with him, and says there will be no rivalry or political hostility as was the case with other American ambassadors over the last nine years or so.

Hopes for imminent new government dashed

11 Feb 2014
Líbano
Fuente: 
The Daily Star Lebanon

All signs indicate that an all-embracing political government will not be formed soon given the unresolved row over the rotation of key ministerial portfolios, political sources said Monday.

“No government will be formed in the next few days because of continued differences over the rotation of ministerial portfolios,” a source familiar with the negotiations told The Daily Star.

“Contacts on the Cabinet formation have come to a halt in the absence of new proposals to break the monthslong deadlock.”

Hezbollah, allies have to be represented in next Cabinet: MP

27 Jul 2013
Líbano
Fuente: 
The Daily News Star

BEIRUT: Hezbollah MP Mohammad Raad said Saturday the resistance group and its allies should be fully represented in the next Cabinet or the government will never form.

“We have agreed with our allies that either we all participate in the government or we are all out,” Raad, head of the Loyalty to the Resistance bloc, said during an Iftar hosted by Hezbollah in the south.

Raad said that his party would not accept any other government make-up “in order to guarantee that no [political party] conspires against [Hezbollah].”

Cabinet efforts stall as Parliament session awaits

28 Jun 2013
Líbano
Fuente: 
The Daily News Star

Efforts to forge an agreement on a new Cabinet appeared to be stalled Thursday as political rhetoric ramped up ahead of next week’s parliamentary sessions, the first since MPs extended their mandate and postponed elections. There has been no progress in attempts to form a new Cabinet, political sources said following a meeting between Prime Minister-designate Tammam Salam andCaretaker Social Affairs Minister Wael Abu Faour, a representative of Druze leader Walid Jumblatt.

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