Nasrallah says no camp has parliamentary majority but it may be good thing
Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah announced Wednesday that the fact that the parliamentary elections did not produce a clear parliamentary majority might be a good thing for the country in the wake of the polarization that accompanied the electoral campaigns.
“No political camp in the country can claim to have the parliamentary majority. We are rather before political blocs and independents and the interest of Lebanon and the Lebanese people might be in what happened,” Nasrallah said in a televised address over the elections outcome.
“The size of the financial, monetary, economic and social crises present in the country does not allow any one camp to address them on its own, even if it wins the majority, and when no one has the majority this means that everyone is responsible,” Nasrallah explained.
“It is not true that the majority has shifted from one place to another,” Hizbullah’s leader added.’
Addressing rivals, he said bickering “will not lead to a result except for stoking tensions in the country.”
“It won’t contribute to addressing the current situations. What’s needed is for the country to calm down and to give priority to the files that were present before the elections, which are the subject of people’s pain. This can only be addressed through partnership and cooperation regardless of rivalry,” Nasrallah said.
Addressing supporters, Nasrallah stated: “The big results give strong messages about clinging to the resistance, the golden equation, the just and capable state, reforms, civil peace, coexistence and the priority of addressing social and economic crises.”
“You have provided the needed safety net for the resistance and its arms in the face of the declared campaign,” he said.
“You achieved a very big victory and we must be proud of it in light of the battle's circumstances,” Nasrallah added, pointing out that “the resistance and its allies have a strong and big presence in the new parliament.”
Separately, Nasrallah called on supporters not to stage motorbike rallies after his speech, especially in areas where they might “provoke” residents who have other political orientations.
“We want calm and stability and we don't want provocations,” Nasrallah said.
Commenting on the celebratory gunfire that accompanied the announcements of the elections’ results, Nasrallah reiterated that “any Hizbullah member who shoots in the air will be expelled” from the party, adding that “shooting in the air is haram (forbidden in Islam).”
Nasrallah also said that Hizbullah and the Amal Movement have told their supporters that the "Shia, Shia, Shia" slogan is inappropriate and sectarian.
18 May 2022, 21:29
Nasrallah: We have told our supporters that the "Shia, Shia, Shia" slogan is inappropriate.
18 May 2022, 21:27
Nasrallah: Shooting in the air is haram (forbidden in Islam).
18 May 2022, 21:26
Nasrallah: Any Hizbullah member who shoots in the air will be expelled.
18 May 2022, 21:26
Nasrallah to supporters: We want calm and stability and we don't want provocations.
18 May 2022, 21:25
Nasrallah: I call on supporters not to stage motorbike rallies after my speech.
18 May 2022, 21:19
Nasrallah: Lebanon must be a single electoral district based on proportional and non-sectarian representation and youths from the age of 18 must have the right to vote, so that the number of MPs can reflect popular choices.
18 May 2022, 21:14
Nasrallah: The numbers of MPs do not truly reflect popular will... Under such a system, one must look at the number of voters, not MPs.
18 May 2022, 21:08
Nasrallah: The Saudi ambassador was the "strongest electoral campaign" in the elections.
18 May 2022, 21:05
Nasrallah: The state could have set up seven or eight megacenters to make voting easier for the people.
18 May 2022, 20:59
Nasrallah: We're all concerned with pacifying the country and bickering will not lead to a result.
18 May 2022, 20:58
Nasrallah: We call for pacifying the political rhetoric.
18 May 2022, 20:54
Nasrallah: The interest of the Lebanese people might be in what happened.
18 May 2022, 20:53
Nasrallah: It is not true that the majority has shifted from one place to another.
18 May 2022, 20:52
Nasrallah: No political camp in the country can claim to have the parliamentary majority.
18 May 2022, 20:51
Nasrallah: The resistance and its allies have a strong and big presence in the new parliament.
18 May 2022, 20:49
Nasrallah to supporters: You achieved a very big victory and we must be proud of it in light of the battle's circumstances.
18 May 2022, 20:46
Nasrallah: We have witnessed the biggest theft operation in Lebanon's history.
18 May 2022, 20:45
Nasrallah: A huge media campaign targeted the resistance and its allies, in addition to the financial and social crises.
18 May 2022, 20:44
Nasrallah to supporters: You have provided the needed safety net for the resistance and its arms in the face of the declared campaign.