Jumblat resigns after 46 years as PSP chief
Progressive Socialist Party leader Walid Jumblat on Thursday announced his resignation as PSP chief, a post he has held since the 1977 assassination of his father Kamal Jumblat.
Jumblat also resigned from the PSP’s leadership council and called for an electoral convention on June 25 as per the party’s constitution and bylaws, the PSP’s al-Anbaa news portal reported.
“He has tasked the general secretariat with finalizing the necessary preparations according to the norms and the applicable mechanisms, and to issue the relevant memos related to the dates for accepting nomination requests, withdrawal deadlines and the conditions related to the electoral process,” al-Anbaa added.
Jumblat, 73, quit his parliamentary career in 2018, passing the torch to his son and political heir Taymour Jumblat, who was elected as MP in the 2018 and 2022 legislative elections.