Qassem stresses that not only Hezbollah is responsible for president election

Hezbollah deputy chief Sheikh Naim Qassem on Friday emphasized that the election of a new president for the country is not solely the responsibility of Hezbollah.

“The obligatory path for the beginning of reforms and the beginning of working for rescuing Lebanon is the election of the president, that’s why all blocs are responsible for the election of the president and let no one hold Hezbollah alone responsible,” Qassem said.

“We have a specific number of MPs in parliament and we can influence the president’s election based on this number and each of the other blocs can influence it based on its size,” Hezbollah number two added.

“If the resistance is a point of contention, refer it to dialogue, and let’s bring a president who has the ability for economic rescue with the participation of all Lebanese,” Qassem went on to say.

He also said that the new president should have the ability to “oversee a dialogue table that can bring the Lebanese together to discuss the issue of the defense strategy.”

“Seeing as we agree on the priority of the economy and combating corruption, let’s refer the controversial issues to dialogue,” Qassem added.

Source: Naharnet

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