Marada Movement chief MP Suleiman Franjieh announced Thursday that President Michel Aoun is still in the Hizbullah-led March 8 camp while noting that “the new presidential tenure has not achieved anything until the moment.”
“I'm saddened by what's happening in the country,” Franjieh said in an interview with LBCI television, referring to the period that followed Aoun's election.
And in a jab at Aoun, Franjieh said the president's decision to refrain from signing a decree calling on the electoral bodies to organize parliamentary elections “is one of the causes that might lead to vacuum or extension.”
Criticizing the rising Free Patriotic Movement-Lebanese Forces alliance, the Marada chief said “there is a political camp that is using populism.”
“It supported the 1960 (electoral) law between 2005 and 2009 and it represented 70% of Christians back then and we were part of it,” he said.