Head of Lebanese Forces Geagea: Upcoming elections crucial to ending alliance between Hezbollah and Free Patriotic Movement

BEIRUT — Samir Geagea, head of the Lebanese Forces Party, called on all branches of the party to do all they can in the upcoming elections which are an opportunity to end the state of destruction and devastation caused by the alliance between Hezbollah and the Free Patriotic Movement.

Lebanese political parties, including Lebanese Forces, have begun their preparations to contest the upcoming parliamentary elections, which will play a pivotal role in shaping the country’s future. Samir Geagea announced a comprehensive partisan mobilization to contest the election. The election is set to take place against a backdrop of years long political and economic crises.

Geagea’s announcement came during a meeting of the party’s central council where he called not only for launching the party’s electoral machine but also for the mobilization of all party branches to maximize the party’s electoral outcome. He called this plan “the only means that carries with it the passage to national salvation”.

Geagea considers the elections to be a battle to save Lebanon from an attempt to change its identity and history and an opportunity  to rid the country of its miserable reality which he suggests has been brought about by the alliance of Hezbollah and the Free Patriotic Movement.Geagea expressed his optimism about the elections and the chances of winning them, saying that a major shift in public opinion has occurred as the public recognizes the danger of the existence of an authority that only cares about its own interests and has consequently led the country to collapse.

He added that inaction will keep Lebanon “in the hell in which it currently lives” for at least four more years, so the new majority, which is not the Lebanese Forces alone, must move to the side that wants to save Lebanon.

It is noteworthy that Ibrahim Mrad, head of the Universal Syriac Union Party (USUP), has announced that he will not run for the elections but that he would provide support to every party or bloc that seeks to liberate Lebanon from the domination of Iran and Iranian-backed Hezbollah.