| 23 September 2021, Thursday |

Bahaa Hariri: “I have no intention of presiding the Lebanese government.”

Lebanese businessman Bahaa El-Din Hariri said on Wednesday, that he does not intend to preside the Lebanese government in the future, and that he is not willing to, but rather works with a cross-sectarian civil movement in various parts of Lebanon.

Bahaa El-Din Hariri, son of the late Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri, clarified via “Al-Ashira’-The Tenth-  program, that the decision of “Sawa for Lebanon” movement- through which he works- to participate in the upcoming parliamentary elections, is the decision of a working group of 20 people, and it is not restricted to one person only. .

Hariri said: “We, in “Sawa for Lebanon” Movement, are open to civil society and we have offices all over Lebanon,” noting that the movement is a cross-sectarian one,” adding that “what is important is the project and not the “individual” himself.”

Ans as a year has passed since Beirut port explosion, which killed more than 200 people, Hariri considered that the ruling system in Lebanon, does not believe in the principle of accountability without excluding anyone, and pointed to recklessness in dealing with accountability.

Hariri accused Hezbollah and other leaders, without naming them, of being responsible for the current bad situation in Lebanon.

Since the summer of 2019, and Lebanon is pluning into an unprecedented economic crisis, exacerbated by the measures taken to tackle Corona and the port explosion. More than half of the Lebanese people are below the poverty line, and the Lebanese pound “lira”, has lost more than 90% of its value against the dollar, while the prices of basic materials have increased by more than 700%.