| 25 February 2024, Sunday |

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Hezbollah, FPM, and Amal: Elections or a play?

Tonight, Hassan Nasrallah will appear to his audience to talk about the parliamentary elections and Hezbollah’s alliances with political forces. In principle, the electoral alliances became clear, as the party will place the Amal movement to its right and the Free Patriotic Movement to its left. Hezbollah will also be an incubator to a number of political forces and personalities, with the aim of securing the majority in the Parliament.

So, once again, Hezbollah proves that it is the main dynamo in the forces of March 8, or as they name themselves ‘forces of resistance”, after March 8 and 14 fell, meaning that it leverage from its military strength at the political and electoral levels.

The point is not here, but rather in the new love story between the Amal movement and the Free Patriotic Movement. For four years and more, disputes have been raging between the two sides, as Gebran Bassil accuses Nabih Berri of being a thug, on the other hand, Nabih Berri accuses the Covenant of failure, and he also taunts in private about Bassil’s performance. Moreover, the FPM team accuses the Amal movement and its leader of being behind the failure of the covenant and its inability to achieve its reform vision. Perhaps the Aounists mean the Amal movement first and foremost when they say “They are not allowing us to work”.

What happened so that the enemies or opponents would support each other in the elections? To answer this question search for two things: Hezbollah’s decision, and the desire of Amal and the FPM to win the largest number of deputies. But, Is it in this way the elections are managed? Do the FPM, Amal, and Hezbollah have the right to turn the democratic entitlement into a farce and charade?

  • Sawt Beirut International