No matter what the head of the Free Patriotic Movement, Gebran Bassil, does, he will not be able to change the bitter reality his movement is going through, as all data indicates a significant and noticeable decline in his popularity.
Bassil is living in a phase of instability, as a result of being subjected to a huge amount of criticism, for the behavior of the movement during the presidency era of Michel Aoun.
Exclusive information for “Sawt Beirut International” website, revealed that criticism has come from within the Free Patriotic Movement, and individuals involved in marketing Bassil’s electoral campaign and all the elements of the electoral machine, are facing great difficulty in persuading citizens to vote for the movement.
“No one will believe us,” one of them says during a meeting of the Tayyar, and “how do we want to convince others if we are not convinced?” According to the sources, there are great obstacles and stumbling blocks facing the Free Patriotic Movement’s campaign, and the internal mobilization of the movement is not ready yet.
The sources indicate that most of the activists inside the machine are subjected to insults when they call the voters, and ask them about who they will vote for? The overwhelming majority in the Christian street has become discontent by Bassil’s behavior and his movement, and for them he has not offered anything, especially in terms of solutions in electricity, livelihood and economic concerns, and matters are heading from bad to worse, some do not want to vote, and others prefer voting for candidates from outside the parties.
The sources say that Bassil’s issued orders to stop conducting electoral statistics, because the situation is worsening, and there is a plan that Bassil will resort to, by using the judicial influence of the President of the Republic, to raise the Tayyar’s level. Even if the results of the pursuits did not come to fruition, the pretext is always there, “We tried, but they did not let us.”