BEIRUT — Amid the worsening Lebanese crisis, President of Lebanon Michel Aoun continues to undermine Lebanese politics.
During his meeting with U.N. Special Coordinator for Lebanon Joanna Wronecka, Aoun confirmed that preparations are in place to hold parliamentary elections in spring.
“Any attempt to interfere in the parliamentary elections will be severely met,” he stated.
Aoun’s statements were met with criticism by opposition parties, such as the Universal Syriac Union Party in Lebanon (USUP), which described his statements as ambiguous. It would have been more useful for Aoun to specify the date of the elections, rather than generalizing they will take place generally in the “spring”, said the USUP.
The USUP reiterated its support to hold the elections on the date set by parliament in March, rather than in the spring.
Recently, Head of the Progressive Socialist Party Walid Jumblatt pointed out that Aoun aims to hand over power in an unconstitutional manner to his son-in-law, Head of the Free Patriotic Movement Gibran Bassil, despite the difficulties that Lebanon is going through. However, that is impossible, said Jumblatt, because the Lebanese people are tired of this way of governing and they will prevent that during the elections.