Hizbullah: Elections Won't Affect Resistance-Army-People Equation

Hizbullah on Sunday stressed that the upcoming parliamentary elections will not affect the so-called "resistance-army-people equation" regardless of who wins the vote.

"The electoral juncture is a chance for rapprochement and agreement on a new electoral law, as the 1960 law now belongs to the past,” deputy head of Hizbullah's Executive Council, Sheikh Nabil Qaouq, said.

He noted that all parties are now “discussing a new electoral law that ensures real equal power-sharing between Christians and Muslims and true partnership.”

A parliamentary subcommittee is debating several electoral systems and the law proposed by the Orthodox Gathering has reportedly received the approval of six major parliamentary blocs, including Hizbullah's Loyalty to Resistance.

But Qaouq emphasized that “whatever the new electoral law might be, whatever the results, this will not affect the resistance-army-people equation.”

"If the enemies are betting on an electoral law aimed at weakening the resistance, they are being delusional, because the equation of the resistance is more deep-rooted than mountains," Qaouq added.

The ministerial Policy Statement of Prime Minister Najib Miqati's government mentions the "resistance-army-people" formula, but it is not stipulated by the constitution.

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