Tony Franjieh Says Doesn't Want to be a Minister
Tony Franjieh, the son of Marada Movement chief MP Suleiman Franjieh who will replace him in the upcoming parliamentary race, announced Thursday that he not seeking to become a minister in the next government.
“I'm not obliged with my father's political alliances but I'm convinced of them at the beginning of my political journey. I believe that these friendships serve the country's interest,” Franjieh said in his first ever TV interview, aired by LBCI television.
Noting that civil war was “painful for Christians and all Lebanese,” Franjieh lamented that the “most painful” chapter was the inter-Christian conflict.
Turning to the present, Franjieh admitted that Marada's experience with Free Patriotic Movement chief Jebran Bassil “has not been successful.”
“As for communication with the Lebanese Forces, it is taking place through joint political committees,” he added.
“Prime Minister Saad Hariri is making political sacrifices for the sake of the country,” Franjieh went on to say.
He also emphasized that he is not hoping to become a minister.
“I'm a parliamentary candidate and I don't want a ministry,” he said.
Franjieh added: “My family will not take decisions against the country's interest and should I do that, I would be contradicting with my entire history.”