Lebanese members of parliament who attend sessions to elect a president are not equal to other members who intentionally abscond for the sake of obstructing a quorum. The latter members’ permanent, unjustified excuse is that they don’t want to fall into nay traps set by other political parties - i.e. they don’t want to elect someone other than themselves. Change and Reform bloc leader MP Michel Aoun has always seemed to follow the slogan “I or no one else.” If the bloc professes boycotting these sessions in order to push voters to choose between presidential vacuum and Aoun, then it seems Hezbollah has a different agenda as it links the election of a president to regional issues such as the Iranian nuclear program and the Syrian regime.
Some individuals are weakening the state and emptying the presidency of its valueNayla Tueni