| 22 June 2024, Saturday |

Hezbollah lost its presidential cards.

The presidential file has no life left, as if it is taking its last breaths at the hands of the obstructing duo of the Shiite team, who advocate for non-serious dialogue and demand an agreement among Christian factions. When these forces converged on a candidate, the resistance team disrupted the session to elect a new president of the republic and closed the doors of the parliament to the presidential process indefinitely.

Therefore, the presidential file is out of service in the foreseeable future, placed under house arrest, with no significant attempts to revive this file, which requires a simple remedy: a prompt call for an election session and the selection of a new president for the republic, instead of waiting for external solutions and obstructing political life in Lebanon.
In this context, parliamentary sources believe that relying on the French envoy Jean-Yves Le Drian is in vain, because in the current division, the presidential file will not be resolved through envoys. Instead, there is an obstructive behavior adopted by the Shiite duo that they prefer to maintain. There is nothing to indicate that Hezbollah wants to facilitate the presidential process.

The sources suggest that Hezbollah is fully aware that the presidency is out of its reach and no longer within its grasp. Its only option now is obstruction, as it lacks any other cards to play.

According to what sources told “Sawt Beirut International,” Hezbollah feels constrained and senses the taste of loss regarding the presidential file. As a result, the situation becomes more complicated, and the presidential file foreshadows further escalation. Solutions are absent, and the vacancies that fill the positions of power, from the presidency to the governorship of the Central Bank of Lebanon, indicate that Lebanon is heading towards the worst.

  • Sawt Beirut International