Tashnag Says No Vetoes on FPM-Murr Electoral Alliance
A meeting was held Monday at the headquarters of the Tashnag Party in Bourj Hammoud to discuss the electoral alliances in the Metn district.
The National News Agency said the meeting was attended by Tourism Minister Avedis Guidanian of Tashnag, independent MP Michel Murr, ex-minister Elias Bou Saab of the Free Patriotic Movement, Tashnag Secretary-General MP Hagop Pakradounian and the FPM's candidate for Metn Eddie Maalouf.
“For a while now, we have been seeking to bring together a Metn list comprising the FPM, (ex-)deputy PM Michel Murr and Tashnag. There are also other options to spare the Metn region and the Metn residents a fierce battle in these parliamentary elections,” Pakradounian said after the meeting.
“We had held preparatory meetings with FPM chief Minister Jebran Bassil, MP Ibrahim Kanaan and (ex-)deputy PM Michel Murr, and we agreed to hold this meeting,” Pakradounian revealed.
“This is the first official meeting and we can say that it was very positive,” he added.
Asked whether there are vetoes on an FPM-Murr electoral alliance, Pakradounian said: “Not at all. There are no vetoes – neither from the FPM nor from (ex-)deputy PM Murr. We are seeking this alliance because our alliances are characterized by loyalty.”
Pakradounian also noted that “there is a possibility to benefit from this alliance, even if we ended up on different lists.”