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BASSIL: WHAT HAPPENED WITH MOUNT LEBANON’S PUBLIC PROSECUTOR IS AN ILLEGAL ASSAULT ON A KEY POSITION

BASSIL: WHAT HAPPENED WITH MOUNT LEBANON’S PUBLIC PROSECUTOR IS AN ILLEGAL ASSAULT ON A KEY POSITION


Head of the Free Patriotic Movement, MP Gebran Bassil, said after meeting with Patriarch Cardinal Beshara Boutros Rahi that “starting our movement from the patriarchal edifice is an obvious and natural matter. We anticipated [the presidential vacancy] from Diman two years ago, and we informed Patriarch Al-Rahi that we were not candidates for facilitation, and I asked him to bring us together as Christians to be proactive, not reactive, but the rest of the parties did not respond.”

MP Bassil added: “When nominating Jihad Azour, I informed Patriarch Al-Rahi that we must have a plan for the next day if they disrupt the quorum and the vacuum continues.”

Bassil pointed out that what happened with the Prosecutor General of Mount Lebanon was an extralegal assault on a key position, in addition to her fight against corruption.

‘There is ambiguity because some do not understand the extent of the danger and are happy to consider what happened as a blow to the movement [FPM], but this is a blow to depositors and to e
veryone who is trying not to repeat the experience of stealing our money,” Bassil went on.

Finally, he indicated that “after October 7, we took action and we saw at this stage that there are new initiatives. Therefore, we are making an effort to agree on a consensual president based on two conditions: building the state and protecting Lebanon. These people are there if we really want to elect a president.”

Source: National News Agency – Lebanon