Zahra: We will elect Aoun if he reassures us about his stance regarding Hezbollah

JANUARY 9, 2015 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY – LEBANON)MP Antoine Zahra said the Lebanese Forces (LF) “is ready to elect General Michel Aoun as a president for the republic if he shows a new stance that reassures us about the issues relevant to illegal weapons in the country and Syria’s involvement in the Syrian crisis.”

Zahra’s fresh stance came Friday in the context of an interview on Free Lebanon radio.

He explained that LF wanted a president that would protect and preserve the republic, considering Aoun’s current position in this regard as fearful. “No solutions, no constitutional life either without a president,” said Zahra who stressed the necessity to elect a president as soon as possible and to reach a joint visionary with the Free Patriotic Movement (FPM) in this concern.

Zahra expressed optimism about the dialogue between FPM and LF, reminding that LF’s coalition with other political sides “is national and political.