Returning warlord Michel Aoun has attempted to divide Lebanon’s opposition further.
He says that Lebanese President Emile Lahoud should not resign. That’s despite the unrelenting opposition cries for him to step down. He is seen as being at the centre of curruption in Lebanese politics. And recently he’s become the number one target for the opposition. But not, it seems, for the self-proclaimed ‘grandfather of the opposition’ Aoun.
Aoun wants to stand for President. But he doesn’t want Lahoud to resign before a Presidential election, because then the replacement would be picked by current Parliamentarians. And of course Aoun isn’t in Parliament yet, and has little support from Lebanese MPs so he wouldn’t be in the running.
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And it seems Lebanon’s opposition realises this: “Until now I haven’t heard [from any of the opposition leaders]…I assume silence after a certain period means rejection” he said today.
Your fade into irrelevance beckons Mr Aoun.