Jumblat Meets Rifi, Hassan: Army, People, Resistance Slogan Can No Longer Persist at State’s Expenseإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblat noted on Saturday that the current government’s main achievement” is its commitment to the funding of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon.
He declared during a Ramadan iftar in the Shouf region: “The obscure army, people, and resistance slogan can no longer persist at the expense of the state, army, security, and economy.”
Commenting on the government’s adoption of proportional representation for the parliamentary electoral law, he said: “There can be no room for the rule of law and the role of the army and security forces should the other camp, meaning the March 8 forces, with their old and new members, be victorious” in the elections.
“There can be no room for diversity and room for Lebanon away from the Iranian-Syrian alliance should the March 8 forces be victorious in the elections,” he continued.
“There can be no room for an independent judiciary, president, and army if the other camp is victorious,” stressed the Druze chief.
“I support the liberation of the Shebaa Farms, but reject the mentality of liberation that serves non-Lebanese interests,” he added.
Earlier on Saturday, Jumblat held talks on latest developments with Internal Security Forces chief Ashraf Rifi and Intelligence Bureau head Wissam al-Hassan at his al-Mukhtara residence.
The government recently approved an electoral law based on proportional representation and 13 electoral districts.
The MP had rejected the law, saying it is aimed at slashing the size of his parliamentary bloc.
The opposition March 14 camp has also rejected the proposed law, saying it was tailored to suit Hizbullah’s interests.