Hizbullah Official: Lebanese System Rotten, Can't be Radically Reformed
A senior Hizbullah official announced Sunday that the Lebanese political system is “rotten” and cannot be “radically reformed.”
“We in Hizbullah will be honest with our people in the upcoming parliamentary elections and we will say things as they are. We will not promise them things that we cannot achieve,” Sayyed Hashem Safieddine, the head of Hizbullah's Executive Council, said.
“When we call on people to vote for our candidates and the lists to which we and our allies belong, we do so because we are convinced that these lists serve the interests of our people, nation and residents, but this does not mean that these lists can achieve all the hopes and aspirations,” Safieddine said.
“We must be realistic and the elections must not push us to slogans, illusions and fantasies that cannot be achieved,” the Hizbullah official added.
Noting that “the Lebanese system is rotten and cannot be radically reformed,” Safieddine said “mistaken are those who believe they can achieve radical change to get rid of the rampant corruption in Lebanon.”
“Those who promise people to achieve this are promising them something that they have no ability to achieve, as long as there is a sectarian Lebanese system that is based on the splitting of shares and the production of corrupt leaders who legitimize corruption and have always insisted on it,” the senior Hizbullah official added.
He also stressed that “we should set objective goals and we should talk to people in a very frank manner.”