"And I have found both freedom and safety in my madness, the freedom of loneliness and the safety from being understood, for those who understand us enslave something in us. But let me not be too proud of my safety. Even a Thief in a jail is safe from another thief. "

Khalil Gibran (How I Became a Madman)



Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Jumblat’s Campaign against Mashnouq Result of Electoral Fears- Naharnet

Progressive Socialist Party chief MP Walid Jumblat is at loggerheads with Interior Minister Nouhad al-Mashnouq, a member of al-Mustaqbal Movement, to pressure him into postponing the municipal elections, informed sources said Wednesday.
Jumblat has been accusing al-Mashnouq of corruption as a result of his anger for having two Druze officers, one of them an adviser, at the Interior Ministry who are not loyal to the PSP chief, the sources told al-Liwaa newspaper.
The same sources said that Jumblat is pressuring the minister into postponing the municipal polls that are due next month because the PSP and al-Mustaqbal have failed in reaching an understanding on fighting the elections together in the area of Iqlim al-Kharroub.
Jumblat also fears that he would lose his grip on Christian towns in Aley and Shouf districts as a result of the rapprochement between the Free Patriotic Movement and the Lebanese Forces, al-Liwaa quoted a minister as saying.