BEIRUT 1 DISTRICT APPROACHES CONSENSUS SETTLEMENT BETWEEN LEBANESE FORCES AND ARMENIAN PARTIES
May 11 2009
Informed sources said the issue of the Armenian Catholic seat
hindering the announcing the Beirut 1 district for March 14 Forces
is to be settled soon by consensus between the Lebanese Forces (LF)
and Armenian parties. The daily an-Nahar reported on Monday.
The daily pan-Arab al-Hayat mentioned that LF leader Samir Geagea is
proposed the withdrawal of his candidate Richard Qumujian from Beirut
1 with the inclusion of retired Brigadier General Wehbe Qatisha to
March 14 Forces list in Akkar.
Al Hayat added that MP Saad Hariri did not take Geagea’s proposal
It added that Geagea took the example of Free Patriotic Movement
(FPM) leader Michel Aoun’s example of asking his allies for a full
electoral list in Jezzine.
The daily al-Liwa on Monday spoke of an understanding that would
materialize following a wide meeting by the parliamentary majority
over the next few days in which the Armenian Catholic (seat) issue
would be settled to benefit candidate Sariks Tor Sarkisian following
the expected withdrawal of Qumujian.
Hariri and Geagea held a meeting Friday evening in which they both
reviewed internal developments particularly those pertaining to the
elections and the Special Tribunal for Lebanon.
From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress