Nasrallah says Hizbullah must be in any govt., majority-minority talk 'unrealistic'

10 May, 2022
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Nasrallah says Hizbullah must be in any govt., majority-minority talk 'unrealistic'

Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah on Tuesday stressed that his party should be represented in any future government, as he emphasized that Lebanon cannot be ruled in a unilateral manner regardless of who wins the parliamentary majority.

“We will keep insisting on being present in any government, regardless of its nature, structure and program, in order to protect the resistance's back,” Nasrallah told an electoral rally via video link.

“Lebanon cannot bear a leading sect nor a leading party, no matter how much this party may enjoy strength and popular support,” Nasrallah added.

“Elimination and exclusion under the slogans of majority and minority would plunge Lebanon into adventures, and I stress that we are with national partnership in order to pull Lebanon out of its crises,” the Hizbullah leader went on to say.

Emphasizing that the country is “built on partnership and non-elimination,” Nasrallah added that everyone must be represented in parliament according to their “natural sizes.”

“Under a sectarian system like the Lebanese one, any talk of majorities and minorities is not realistic,” he underlined.

Separately, Nasrallah emphasized that Lebanon “cannot bear a new civil war, even for changing the political system.”

“Civil war should be a prohibited red line,” Nasrallah added.

“There are problems and flaws in this system that must be addressed through reform,” he said.

In an apparent jab at the rival Lebanese Forces party, Nasrallah said the Lebanese are asked to choose between “those who call for civil peace and cling to it despite being killed on the roads of Tayyouneh” and those who “offer their services to foreign forces and are ready to make a civil war in Lebanon.”

He added that his party and its Amal Movement allies “carried their martyrs and wounded and insisted on civil peace despite having the ability to take revenge.”

Denying that his party is subordinate to Iran, Nasrallah said: “We are neither tools nor agents nor chess pieces. The Islamic Republic does not interfere in Lebanon, neither in politics nor in elections, and you have seen which ambassadors are touring Lebanon.”

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