"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)



Saturday, September 10, 2016

Geagea Warns against Attempts to Amend the Constitution- Naharnet

Lebanese Forces chief Samir Geagea rejected attempts aiming at introducing amendments to Lebanon's constitution and dubbed any endeavor in that direction as a “ leap into the unknown,” al-Joumhouria daily reported on Saturday.
“A suggestion to hold a new constituent assembly is totally rejected because any attempt to change the constitution is a leap into the unknown,” said Geagea in an interview to the daily.
There are fears in the country that the ongoing political and presidential vacuum might eventually lead to introducing constitutional amendments or holding a constituent assembly that would radically change the current political system that is based on a delicate distribution of power among the country's sects.
On Thursday MP Talal Arslan called for a constituent assembly and said: “Since 2009 and up until this moment we have asked for holding a constituent assembly. We met with Hizbullah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah in this proposal.”