| 14 August 2022, Sunday |

Hezbollah fails in uniting “allies enemies”… And Bassil’s dream of presidency obstructs negotiations

Till the moment, it seems very hard to gather head of the Marada Movement and MP Gebran Bassil -Hezbollah’s allies- under the latter’s cloak, although the Party is working hard to achieve this matter.

In the details of Hezbollah’s “surgical operation”, well-informed sources confirmed that “the story is not easy,” and the party is suffering in gathering Franjieh and Bassil, as the latter did not spare an effort in fighting Suleiman Franjieh in all fields, and enlisted the covenant and its influence in order to weaken him.

The sources indicated to ‘Sawt Beirut International” website, that the Party is resentful of Bassil because of his many demands, including his request of a clear stance from Franjieh, on the presidency issue, which annoyed Hezbollah, considering that Bassil is acting greedy and that the issue of the presidency is premature and the priority is for the parliamentary elections and winning a new majority.

For his part, Franjieh refuses to engage with Bassil on the presidency issue, according to the sources, and confirms that he has no problem in allying with Bassil in the elections, but nothing beyond, stressing that Bassil should not invest in the presidency issue, and must keep the presidential elections at a distance at this stage.

As for Hezbollah, it knows that Basil’s dream of the presidency may complicate the task, but it refuses to give in to Bassil’s manipulations that he uses every time he wants to get what he wants, and pressure the party to carry out its demands.

The sources add that the party is not about to give a word or a promise to Bassil about the presidency, and does not favor his arrival in Baabda, and believes that Franjieh is more suitable for the next stage than Bassil. And thus, the party’s mission to gather enemy allies is still an impossible task. So, will it succeed in the coming days in overcoming the obstacles?

  • Sawt Beirut International