Nasrallah: Problem Solved Shall Mustaqbal Approve Aoun's Electionإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Hizbullah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah stressed the need to hold Lebanon's presidential and parliamentary elections and said that the party will be ready for an understanding with al-Mustaqbal Movement when the latter approves the election of Change and Reform bloc head MP Michel Aoun, al-Akhbar daily reported on Tuesday.
“We have no other choice but to hold the presidential and parliamentary elections. We don’t have a problem with our allies but we do have one with al-Mustaqbal Movement,” Nasrallah confirmed at the annual meeting with readers of consolation on the eve of the holy month of Muharram.
“When al-Mustaqbal decides to go to the parliament and elect Aoun as head of state, only then can we reach an understanding with our allies. Today, we have a chance in the presence of two March 8 candidates for the presidency, we must not waste this opportunity by withdrawing the candidacy of Minister Suleiman Franjieh,” said Nasrallah.
“There are pledges that the parliament session scheduled on September 28 could witness the election of a president, but things are not clear now but they may crystallize in the upcoming days,” he added.
Referring to the cabinet meetings and how his ally the FPM have decided to boycott the sessions over a set of demands, Nasrallah remarked: “The cabinet must not fall. There is a need for the resumption of work and dialogue noting the needs of our allies.”
On the security situation, Nasrallah remarked: “The Lebanese can't bear shocks to security and stability. We must preserve the country's stability because this is the only option we have.”