MTV Presenter Jessica Azar to Run in Elections on LF List

MTV news presenter Jessica Azar on Monday announced that she will be running in the upcoming parliamentary elections.

Azar said she will contest the Greek Orthodox seat in Northern Metn as part of the list that will be backed by the Lebanese Forces.

“I submitted my nomination papers today for the parliamentary elections,” Azar tweeted.

“The responsibility on my shoulders is huge but I trust the will of the Lebanese who want real change and who will give the opportunity to a generation that carries a lot of dreams and aspirations,” the young and telegenic presenter added.

“My nomination by LF leader Samir Geagea proves that the LF's decision to support youths and women is not an electoral slogan but rather a challenge, and the LF is the party of challenges,” Azar went on to say.

Azar is currently facing a lawsuit filed by ex-General Security chief Maj. Gen. Jamil al-Sayyed, who has accused her of defamation over Twitter remarks criticizing his parliamentary nomination.

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