AMAL, Hizbullah to Run in 'Unified Electoral Lists'

AMAL Movement and Hizbullah officials in Mount Lebanon and the North held a meeting Thursday and announced they will run in unified lists in the upcoming parliamentary elections, as they strongly denounced the foreign minister's remarks about AMAL chief Speaker Nabih Berri.

The interlocutors, who met at AMAL's headquarters, first “strongly rejected” remarks made by Free Patriotic Movement chief Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil about Berri.

Bassil had called Berri a “thug” during a closed meeting in Batroun.

They also hailed the Speaker, saying he showed a “comprehensive and national role,” as a sort of “safety valve that enabled Lebanon and the Lebanese to overcome many obstacles and threats.”

AMAL and Hizbullah praised the positions of political forces, social, cultural and civil society officials for rejecting Bassil's “rhetoric."

They stressed keenness on “national unity,” highlighting the need to stop “sectarian instincts” from affecting the country's political and national entitlements.

They also emphasized that Lebanon will stage timely polls and that they will wage the elections in unified lists.

Source: Naharnet

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