BASSIL SAYS FPM KEEN ON MAINTAINING RELATIONS REGARDLESS OF ELECTION RESULTS

The Free Patriotic Movement is keen on preserving connections regardless of the elections’ outcome because elections are a circumstantial stage, while principles are fixed,” Free Patriotic Movement Head, Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil, said on Sunday after partaking in a Mass service in Lassa, Jbeil.

Referring to the nature of the village, which illustrates coexistence and respect for the other, Bassil refused to talk about “a majority and a minority” in the context of the upcoming elections.

He affirmed that the new electoral law was formulated for the respect of minorities’ rights, since in Lebanon there was no absolute majority.

“Living together in unity reflects the concept of partnership in the country. This was the basis of the understanding between the Free Patriotic Movement and Hezbollah, and therefore, this understanding persisted because it was based on trust, honesty and kindness…and was built on partnership and respect for the other,” Bassil went on.

He concluded by saying that “caring for one another is a duty, away from personal calculations.”

Source: National News Agency