BOUASSI SAYS LF WILL NOT ALLY WITH HEZBOLLAH IN UPCOMING ELECTIONS

Minister of Social Affairs Pierre Bouassi said Sunday that the Lebanese Forces would not ally with Hezbollah in the upcoming legislative elections.

“We will have no alliance with Hezbollah in respect for our positions, political constants and people,” Bouassi said during an interview to “Radio Liban” Station.

The Minister deemed that the preferential vote in the new legislative law would minimize the voice influence of Hezbollah supporters in the overall outcome of the elections.

As for the alliance between the Lebanese Forces and the Progressive Socialist Party, Bouassi said “it is up to the LF leadership to decide whether to ally or not.”

He anticipated that there would be agreements in some constituencies between the Free Patriotic Movement and the LF, if both parties see common grounds.

Bouassi concluded by saying that the elections would be a turning point in Lebanese politics, reminding that Lebanon is endowed with democracy and freedom.

Source: National News Agency