Bassil: Safieddine spoke of need for consensus and we support it


Free Patriotic Movement chief Jebran Bassil has announced that the FPM has “intersected” with the opposition over Jihad Azour’s nomination, while noting that “this intersection is important but not enough for the election of a president.”

“This intersection is important in order to say that we have agreed, and when we made the agreement they (Suleiman Franjieh and his backers) went crazy,” Bassil added, during an overnight speech in Jbeil.

He, however, said that “an agreement with the other camp is needed” as well as an agreement among Azour’s supporters over “the election mechanism and the president’s program.”

“A reformist, salvation program is what would unite everyone over directions that are more important then the president. This would lead to the election of a president who would be immunized by the agreement over a program and his success would be guaranteed,” Bassil added.

“We want a president not imposed by anyone on us, but we don’t want to impose a president on anyone, and this is the equation of national partnership,” he said.

He added: “Hezbollah executive council head Sayyed Hashem Safieddine has spoken of the need for consensus and we support it.”

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Thumb SheikYerbouti 04 June 2023, 15:50

Safieddine's idea of "consensus" is you consent to what we say or else. Bassil will never go against the wishes of Hezbollah. He'll moan and complain but that's as far as he will ever go.