Report: Hizbullah Doesn't Prefer 'Majority Government'


Hizbullah has informed concerned parties that it is not in favor of forming a so-called “majority government,” sources informed on Hizbullah's stances have said.

“The party in interfering to certain limits in order to balance the stances. Its secretary general Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah has stood against Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil's threat to resort to street protests two weeks ago, urging him to engage in dialogue with others and to take the initiative of visiting Speaker Nabih Berri,” the sources told al-Hayat newspaper in remarks published Thursday.

“Berri's warnings against the repeated calls of some members of the Strong Lebanon bloc for withdrawing the parliamentary majority's mandate from Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri have also been heeded by Hizbullah, seeing as such a move is unconstitutional,” the sources added.

Comments 5
Thumb s.o.s 23 August 2018, 13:30

national coalitions don't make sense in a democracy. it should always be majority vs opposition otherwise elections are pointless.

Thumb ashtah 23 August 2018, 14:43

100% as there will be no opposition or accountability.

Thumb s.o.s 23 August 2018, 15:06

That’s why 51% of Lebanese abstained from voting 3 months ago.

Thumb chrisrushlau 23 August 2018, 19:39

But you can't start the process by giving one bloc half the prizes, half the seats in Parliament. That is what produces the constant paralysis. It's a matter of voter logic: why should I vote when my vote won't be counted fairly, when "they" have already decided who wins the election?

Thumb whyaskwhy 24 August 2018, 21:29

Orangecrush what Kizballah is saying is that they are ok for others to be in the government such as Ja3ja3s and Jumblatts excesses. But they are only saying this knowing that Lebanon is under siege by Kizballah and they would still hold the majority ruling in the land. i.e. vote for whomever you want as it does not count unless its a Kizabllah vote.