PM Hariri Calls on Beirutis to Raise Voter Turnout to Maximum Level in Coming Poll

Published April 18th, 2018 - 02:00 GMT
Saad Hariri takes a selfie after leaving a polling station in past poll (AFP/File Photo)
Saad Hariri takes a selfie after leaving a polling station in past poll (AFP/File Photo)

Prime Minister Saad Hariri on Tuesday urged the country's Sunni clerics to “call on Beirut's people to raise the voter turnout to its maximum level” in the upcoming parliamentary polls, warning that “there are attempts to impose hegemony on the capital and its representatives.”

Turning to the regional developments, Hariri slammed what he called “blatant crimes against the Syrian people and against the innocent children and civilians in Douma, Ghouta and other places.”

“I'm working night and day to prevent the Syrian blaze from spreading to Lebanon and I stressed the importance of abiding by the dissociation policy amid the current international conflict and the military developments sparked by the chemical massacres in Douma,” Hariri added.

Commenting on Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah's recent speeches, the premier lamented that “there are parties who evading the principles of the dissociation policy and using electoral and media podiums to attack Arab brothers.”

“This is a direct attack on Lebanon's interests and national consensus,” Hariri decried.



He added: “We have chosen the path of safeguarding the country from the repercussions of wars and we're roaming the world to save the Lebanese economy, while they have returned to the approach of turning Lebanon into a mailbox that they use to send political and military messages on behalf of the regional forces.”

“It is not accepted that Lebanon be turned into a mailbox for anyone or into an arena for the conflict of others on its soil,” Hariri emphasized.


This article has been adapted from its original source.

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