Berri to Expats: Battle Now is Exactly between Sectarianism, Democracy
Speaker Nabih Berri announced Sunday that the current battle in the country is between “sectarianism and democracy.”
“The battle now is exactly between sectarianism and democracy,” Berri said during an annual gathering organized by the AMAL Movement for the Lebanese diaspora.
Referring to the upcoming parliamentary elections, the Speaker added: “I know the pressures that you are facing and I know that the campaign is mainly targeted against the resistance, but vote despite all of this.”
“Vote for hope in your homeland and for loyalty to the land, army, people and resistance,” Berri urged.
“We hope the diaspora will vote for its representatives, who know its needs, in order to build a society that resists the Israeli enemy,” the Speaker went on to say.
He noted that “the battle now is exactly between sectarianism and democracy.”
Berri also accused some rival political parties of inciting sectarianism, warning that such practices had “destroyed Lebanon” in the past.
“No one is learning and no one has drawn lessons,” the Speaker lamented.