The head of the Free Patriotic Movement, Gebran Bassil, raised the threat ceiling, waving not to participate in the parliamentary elections, after he considered that his movement in the regions might be threatened..
Does Bassil’s threat to stop the FPM’s participation in the elections upset or endanger this right, as indicated by recent issues and mobile incidents?
According to subsequent political sources, the merits of Bassil’s statements may raise doubt on the security forces’ capacity to defend the elections. Can Bassil’s statements be interpreted as a rebuttal to and denial of the Minister of the Interior’s words?
Boulos stated unequivocally that the debate today is between two options: a sovereign choice and an Iranian one.
Boulos emphasized the importance of huge voter turnout in order to topple the corrupt political elite and create an independent and sovereign Lebanon.