95 percent appears to be a big number in Lebanon!
Back in the day when Seniora was in the midst of forming his government, and trying to convince the FPM to jump on board, 95 percent was a term that you would hear over and over again!
After every meeting between FPM and FM representatives, the participants would declare to the press, "95 percent of our agendas are similar...." Of course, we are all aware of the outcome of those meetings!
When Aoun and Nasrallah signed their memorandum, the story was similar. Both parties declared that they agreed on 95 percent of the issues. However, unlike the FM-FPM negotiations, this 95 percent was a productive one. We got the formal, written agreement between Hizballah and FPM.
Today, Nabil de Friege was speaking to reporters after the "Hiwar" session of the day, and lo-and-behold, Mr. de Friege said that the participants agreed on 95 percent of the issues.
Now the question to answer:
Will the participants at least produce a piece of paper to show for that 95 percent of agreement or will they simply walk away in a similar fashion to the FM-FPM 95 percent agreement?
Which 95 percent will it be?