Nasrallah Says Party Waging Battle Against Corruption, Blames 'Authority' for Public Debtإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Hizbullah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasarllah said his party is going to fight a true battle against “corruption” in the upcoming legislative elections, as he blamed Lebanon's public debt on “the side that assumed the premiership since 1992,” al-Joumhouria daily reported on Friday.
“We are going to wage a real battle against corruption. It is going to be a new stage in the life of Hizbullah,” Nasrallah was quoted as telling Hizbullah elements during a closed-door meeting in the Bekaa region, ahead of looming parliamentary elections.
Lebanon will stage parliamentary elections under a complex proportional representation system on May 6.
The new electoral law, approved last year after years of political wrangling, is based on a proportional representation system and 15 electoral districts. It replaces the winner-takes-all system that had governed Lebanon's elections since 1943.
Nasrallah added saying “the main responsibility for the economic and public debt, which reached $80 billion, was the party that assumed the presidency of the government, in addition to the Ministry of Finance and the Council for Development and Reconstruction, in most of the years since 1992.”
Earlier, Nasrallah said in a televised appearance that Lebanon is faced with disaster if the country's public debt continues to increase.