Lebanese Forces party leader Samir Geagea accuses Hezbollah of obstructing presidential elections

BEIRUT — Dr. Samir Geagea, the head of the Lebanese Forces party, accused Iranian-supported Hezbollah and its allies of consistently working to obstruct the election of a new President of Lebanon.

Geagea emphasized that no matter how determined Hezbollah is to disrupt the process, it will not succeed in reaching the Baabda Palace.

These remarks were made during a ceremony held to commemorate the martyrs of the Christian resistance in Lebanon. The event, hosted under the auspices of the Syriac Maronite Patriarch Mar Beshara Boutros al-Rai, was presided over by Geagea and took place at the headquarters of the Lebanese Forces party in Maarab.

The commemoration included a Divine Liturgy, titled “So That Freedom Remains for Us”, officiated by Bishop Antoine Nabil Al-Andari, the Attorney General of the Syriac Maronite Diocese of Jounieh. Thousands of party members, supporters, and notable figures attended, including parliamentary representatives, ministers, military leaders, and state officials.

During his address, Geagea discussed the current situation in Lebanon. He asserted that Hezbollah, alongside its allies, operates outside the boundaries of the law and constitution, often in contradiction to the collective will of the Lebanese people.

Geagea called for a time when the Lebanese can fully exercise their sovereignty in decision-making. He emphasized that the issue lies not with Hezbollah or other Shiite political parties as entities but rather with the methods they employ, which involve the imposition of their agenda through force, coercion, usurpation, assassinations, and other clandestine means that defy imagination.

Furthermore, Geagea noted that Hezbollah and its allies have spent a year thus far attempting to impose their presidential candidate on Lebanon, using various tactics to obstruct the election process at every opportunity.