MTV Presenter Jessica Azar to Run in Elections on LF List

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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.

Comments 8
Thumb janoubi 05 March 2018, 17:16

Well done and best of luck

Thumb i.report 05 March 2018, 18:48

Too few women for the upcoming elections. None on the chiite or aounist lists. What a shame these people believe women belong in the kitchen. These retrogrades are the cause and the root problem of Lebanon's instability and massive exodus of young graduates.

Bravo Madame Azar for your courage.

Thumb whyaskwhy 05 March 2018, 23:26

Sadly Lozman the rest of the Lebanese political echelon are of similar thought. The woman in our society continue to be left behind, mostly by society's paradigms but some sadly do not have the drive to take the lead.

Thumb lebnani4ever 05 March 2018, 21:32

I second your motion. :)

Thumb lebnani4ever 05 March 2018, 21:36

Damn, she looks just like my next wife. :)

Thumb lebnani4ever 05 March 2018, 21:36

Damn, she looks just like my next wife. :)

Missing ysurais 06 March 2018, 12:52

As male politicians (deputy/ ministers, ect..) in Lebanon failed in every dam field to make any progress in any given file, women should take over perhaps Lebanon can see some lights at the end of z tunnel.

Thumb shab 06 March 2018, 20:38

What a beauty