altahrir, news of Islam, Muslims, Arab Spring and special Palestine

A site of KhamakarPress ©

Hezbollah backs Aoun for Lebanon presidency

leave a comment »

Members and supporters of Hezbollah carry the coffins of Hezbollah's commander Hatem Hamadeh (R) and militant Jalal al-Effeh (L), who were killed in combat alongside Syrian government forces in Syria, on October 18, 2016. (AFP/Anwar Amro)

Members and supporters of Hezbollah carry the coffins of Hezbollah’s commander Hatem Hamadeh (R) and militant Jalal al-Effeh (L), who were killed in combat alongside Syrian government forces in Syria, on October 18, 2016

The leader of Lebanese group Hezbollah on Sunday announced support for electing General Michel Aoun as president.

Hassan Nasrallah said Hezbollah members of parliament will vote for Aoun as Lebanon’s president, according to the official Lebanese news agency.

The announcement came three days after former prime minister and leader of the Future Bloc Saad Hariri said he would vote for Aoun as president.

Lebanon has been without a president for more than two years now.

Lebanon’s political forces remain sharply divided between supporters of the “March 14 Alliance,” whichbacks the armed opposition in next-door Syria, and the “March 8 Alliance”, which includes Hezbollah and supports Syria’s Assad regime.

A third, centrist bloc, meanwhile, is led by Druze politician Walid Jumblatt and former Prime Minister Najib Mikati.

(Source / 24.10.2016)

Written by altahrir

October 24, 2016 at 6:24 pm

Posted in Revolution Lebanon

Tagged with ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: