The sectary general of the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement says his group seeks a clean and fair election as the Arab country gears up for a legislative vote in less than a fortnight.
Addressing his supporters via a televised speech broadcast live from the coastal city of Byblos on Monday evening, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah denounced the recent Daesh bomb attacks in Afghanistan, Saudi deadly airstrikes against a wedding ceremony in Yemen’s northern province of Hajjah as well as the assassination of Palestinian electrical engineer Fadi Mohammad al-Batsh in Malaysia.
He stressed that people from all walks of life, religions and social status must participate in Lebanon’s May 6 election, and determine the future of their country.
Nasrallah then pointed out that Lebanon can only be built through cooperation among all political factions.
The Hezbollah chief also called for reforms in Lebanon’s electoral law, criticizing Orthodox electoral law for causing sectarianism in the country.
“Some supporters would not be able to cast ballots for Hezbollah candidates because of the current complex regulations,” he pointed out.
Nasrallah emphasized that Hezbollah works for a real and productive partnership between Muslims and Christians in Lebanon, strongly dismissing allegations that the resistance movement plans to make demographic changes in Keserwan and Byblos districts northeast of the capital Beirut.
“It is unacceptable that some parties are trying to frighten Christians of Hezbollah munitions. Hezbollah has defended Lebanon in the face of the Israeli regime’s and Takfri groups’ threats. The munitions in possession of Hezbollah resistance movement are merely meant for the protection of Lebanon,” he stressed.
He underlined that Hezbollah’s role in battles against Daesh Takfiri terrorists in neighboring Syria, and numerous victories scored against the extremists contributed to the preservation of security and stability in Lebanon,.
“All political issues in Lebanon must be resolved peacefully,” Nasrallah concluded.
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