The Lebanese Forces party is trying to present the elections as a fateful confrontation between two projects, a sovereign project that the forces will carry out in opposition to the Hezbollah-Aoun project.
Paragraph “e” of the Maarab understanding
This description of the political reality stems from considering the memory of the Lebanese people to be very weak.
The head of the Lebanese Forces Party wants to erase his image alongside Michel Aoun in the Maarab agreement, just because he decided to get out of the ship after it sank. He also wants the Lebanese to ignore dozens of statements and television interviews in which the forces’ officials and deputies were bragged about bringing Aoun to the presidency.
It is certain that Geagea’s rupture of the Maarab Agreement was not the result of Aoun’s policy that the forces have tested since the late eighties. It is certain that it was not the result of the corruption and waste that has been rampant in the joints of the state for decades. The abandonment of the Ma’arab Agreement came as a result of Aoun and Bassil’s failure to abide by paragraph “e” of the third clause of the agreement, which refers to the equal distribution of first-class positions in official administrations between the two parties.
Regardless of the failure of the implementation, this does not cancel the accuracy that Geagea wanted to oblige Aoun in terms of quotas. And the phrase “standards of competence and integrity” is nothing but the cover that the two sides wanted to save their faces through.